Employers can help with ‘long goodbye’

More employees juggling work and elder care
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/13/2007

When Yasmin Meralli was relocating her father, who had Parkinson’s disease, from British Columbia to Ontario, she needed to find him a nursing home.

Her employer, the Bank of Montreal (BMO), offered an employee assistance program (EAP) that let her find nursing homes in her area by entering her postal code into an online search engine.

With a few clicks of a mouse, she had printed off the list of nursing homes, along with a list of questions to help her pick the right one, and set off to examine each one.