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Employee Benefits: Back-up Caregiving

Historically, the need for "back-up care," had to do with working parents and their children. Now, the issue is often eldercare. What do you do when the in-home agency you have lined up for Mom, fails you?

Home Business Wire has posted an encouraging article.

Titled "Backup Care Ranked as Fastest Growing Employee Benefit: Columbia University, White & Case LLP, Baptist Health South Florida, Rice University and Other Leading Organizations Partner with Work Options Group, the Backup Care Company, to Offer Innovative Work-Life Solution " the article begins:

"SUPERIOR, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Backup care is one of the fastest growing employee benefits, according to survey results released in June 2007 by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), which estimate that 14% of employers offered some type of backup care assistance in 2006, up from just 6% of employers in 2005. Columbia University, White & Case LLP, Baptist Health South Florida and Rice University are among 15 organizations in Q2 2007 that committed to offering their employees Work Options Group’s backup dependent care program."

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Kathy, what a wonderful story! I wish I heard more of those. Is there anyone else out there that works for such a great company?


I work full time for a company which sells studio lighting to television stations. My boss (a woman) came to me when she realized what a toll (financial and mental) caring for my Dad (79 with Alzheimer's) was taking and offered to let me work from home. What a gift!
I hope more bosses and companies will soon follow suit. I was on the brink of having to resign, and now I am making my goals by mid-month!

Thanks for a wonderful site, Carol. You sure help me be a better caregiver!

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