Elder care increasingly valuable

Programs help workers with complicated, emotional issues
By Paula Allen
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/07/2010

One highly effective benefit program is elder care, a service typically offered with an employee assistance program (EAP). Elder care is one of several services that relate to life cycle and family issues. Through an elder-care program, an employee or family member receives the personal support of an elder-care specialist who conducts a needs assessment to ensure the right action plan is developed. With the specialist’s help, an employee or family member can save hours or days of time and effort looking for solutions and eliminate the frustration of mistakes.

Elder-care support involves guidance and information on situational services such as:

• emergency home care for seniors, outreach programs and companion and transportation services