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1 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo Work-Life Programs and Policies: The Value of Doing the Right Thing [ADD Presenter Name Here]

2 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo A life-limiting illness or death is one of the most difficult situations faced by employees, co-workers and the workplace.

3 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo Have You Experienced… Employees who: –Are family caregivers –Have a serious illness –Are dealing with grief and loss –Are making future health care decisions An employee death If you haven’t, you will

4 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo Why Address End-of-Life Issues? 44 million Americans are providing unpaid care to an adult relative or friend (AARP/NAC, 2004) Nearly 60% of those caring for an older adult are working (MetLife/NAC, 2006; AARP/NAC, 2004) Absenteeism is the most frequently reported eldercare issue (SHRM, 2003)

5 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo Estimated Annual Costs for Full Time Employed Caregivers Cost per Employee Total Cost to U.S. Employers Replacing Employees$413$6,585,310,888 Absenteeism$320$5,096,925,912 Partial Absenteeism$121$1,923,730,754 Workday Interruptions$394$6,282,281,750 Eldercare Crisis$238$3,799,217,477 Supervisor Time$113$1,796,385,842 Unpaid Leave$212$3,377,082,202 Full-Time to Part-Time$299$4,758,135,522 Total$2,110$33,619,070,346 MetLife Mature Market Institute, 2006

6 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo Cathy has worked as an administrative assistant for five years. Her colleagues describe her as dedicated and “invaluable.” For the past two years, she has been helping her grandfather care for her grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Cathy helps her grandfather coordinate her grandmother’s care and drives him to the nursing home every evening so he can spend time with his wife. Cathy’s grandfather is emotionally and physically exhausted, and Cathy is very worried about both of them. What about Cathy?

7 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo If Cathy Worked for You… How could this affect your business?  Absenteeism  Workday interruptions  Reduced productivity  Supervisor time  Unpaid leave  Replace position  Co-workers

8 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo If Cathy Worked for You… How much could she cost your business? (if her salary is $15.00/hour and there is no workplace support) $

9 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo In a Typical Workplace, Cathy Might… Be fired as a result of reduced productivity or frequent absences Alienate her co-workers who pitch in to help cover her workload Become resentful if her employers aren’t sympathetic Quit her job to become a full-time caregiver

10 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo What Can You Do To Support Employees Like Cathy? LIVE!

11 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo L EARN End-of-life issues –Family caregivers –Serious illness –Grief and loss –Advance care planning Work-life program models Policies and benefits Community resources

12 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo I MPLEMENT New and/or fine tune existing: Work-Life programs Policies Benefits Manager resources Employee resources

13 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo V OICE Existing & new work-life programs, policies and resources available: To employees Staff meetings Company newsletter New employee orientation To community United Way or Chamber of Commerce Local newspaper or magazine articles

14 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo E NGAGE Managers: to monitor end-of-life issues Employees: to ask for help Co-workers: to support co-worker in need Other businesses: to educate employees Community: to improve end-of-life care

15 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo What’s In It For You? Increased employee morale and loyalty Retention of good employees Family-friendly work environment Decreased cost to business It’s the right thing to do!

16 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo Helpful Resources List resources in your community or state here List your contact information

17 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo Helpful Resources It’s About How You LIVE – At Work: An Employer’s Guide to Work-Life Programs and Policies Caring Connections educational brochures for employees and managers Caringinfo.org - consumer Web site National HelpLines: – – (Spanish language)

18 ADD YOUR LOGO HERE – Go to ‘View’; then ‘Master’; click on ‘Slide Master’; delete this text & paste logo For More Information Contact Caring Connections: caringinfo.org


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