Workplace

If you look closely at the marvelously photogenic group of diverse working professionals in the stock photo, you can spot the family caregiver. Right? See, that one— smiling nicely in plain sight. Right? Perhaps a few clues will help. Typically, family caregivers are:   *By Gender 53% Women 47% Men   *By Age Group ...

This month (on March 8th) we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global event dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements throughout history – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. The theme this year is Be Bold for Change. It means each of...

It’s a fact: last year Millennials officially became the nation’s largest generation, surpassing Baby Boomers (source: U.S. Census Bureau). Thanks to those same census gurus, we also know there are roughly 40 million Americans who take care of a loved one, referred to as informal...

At a recent women’s networking luncheon, I sat (unknowingly) next to a family caregiver. We made the usual introductions and my initial impression was that she was quiet and, if I’m being honest…guarded. Or wait, was that sadness? She had a pleasant half-smile but it...

According to the Pantone Color Institute, Ultra Violet is the color of the year 2018. In common terms, it’s a super bright purple. It just so happens that caregiver awareness and appreciation is represented by the color purple. The color also represents, Alzheimer's Disease, Attention...

The reality is that while caregiving can be deeply rewarding, in fact life-changing, the family caregivers’ needs often go unnoticed. With the primary focus on the caree (aka - the recipient of the care) it is the caregivers who are slowly burning out. For employers...