By Careforth on Sep 14, 2023 9:01:44 AM
Careforth, an innovative caregiving company that empowers thousands of family caregivers across America to confidently care for their loved ones at home, has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work for Working Daughters. The award recognizes companies that go above and beyond in creating a workplace culture that supports family caregivers.
“We are truly honored that Working Daughter recognized our dual mission of supporting both our caregivers and our associates, who are the foundation of Careforth,” said Mary Schafer, Careforth’s Senior Vice President of People & Culture. “It is our goal to embed the pillars of empathy, flexibility, and work/life balance in everything we do so that our Careforth culture integrates both work and care. We strive to meet the individual needs of all associates with a focus on personal wellbeing.”
“The companies on this list understand that supporting working caregivers is a business imperative,” said Liz O’Donnell, Working Daughter founder. “While many companies have established initiatives to assist employees who are parents, it is equally critical to acknowledge and support those who are caring for aging and/or ill family members.”
More than 1 in 6 working Americans assist with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Seventy percent of those caregivers suffer work-related difficulties due to their dual roles. The cost to businesses from caregivers leaving the workforce is an estimated $3.3 billion.