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Employer Awareness of Caregiving Employees

Employee caregivers in the workplace responsible for a loved one with a disability or a chronic medical condition are often forced to make accommodations when it comes to work-life balance.

The Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network is dedicated to informing employers of public and private resources to best support your caregiving employees.  Our goal is to minimize the impact to employers from the risks of lower productivity, absenteeism, higher healthcare costs, and decreased retention. By being aware of respite resources that provide a break for working caregivers, respite care helps them perform at their highest levels and manage the demands of both work and family caregiving of a loved one with special needs.

Learn more about Lifespan Respite Services and how they can benefit your workplace. Schedule a presentation or request additional information from your Local Network:

Contact Your Network Coordinator

The Caring Company recently published a report titled How Employers Can Cut Costs And Boost Productivity By Helping Employees Manage Caregiving Needs:

American companies are facing a caregiving crisis—they just refuse to acknowledge it. Many employers (52%) do not track data on their employees’ caregiving responsibilities. Few employers, therefore, know the significant impact that caregiving has on the productivity of employees. In the employee survey, three out of four (73%) employees reported having some type of current caregiving responsibility. Employers do not realize the extent to which caregiving affects employee performance: Only a minority of employers (24%) responded that caregiving influenced workers’ performance. In contrast, more than 80% of employees with caregiving responsibilities admitted that caregiving affected their productivity—specifically, their ability to perform their best at work all the time. Read the full report.


WELLCom - Elevating Wellness at Work is a network of employers who are focused on doing what is right for their employees.  The Wellness Council of the Midlands started in 1982 as a non-profit organization focused on workplace wellness.  More than 30 years later, WELLCom continues its mission of elevating workplace wellness and serves hundreds of employers throughout the Midwest.

WorkWell-WorkWell is a Nebraska worksite wellness council that is a division of the Nebraska Safety Council. WorkWell provides wellness resources to organizations to help employees achieve optimal well-being.

Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council provides personal service and support to worksites.

ReACT is an employer-focused coalition dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by employee caregivers and reducing the impact on the companies that employ them. ReACT represents nearly 1 million employees through its membership of more than 30 companies and non-profit organizations.


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This project is funded in part through a DHHS ACL Lifespan Respite Integration grant awarded to the NE Department of Health & Human Services, #90LI0008-02-00
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