Human Resource Management Caregiver Digital Learning Programs

Caregiver Digital Learning Programs

Human resource management caregiver digital programs ease the stress that working caregivers feel about being devoted to the care of elderly parents. Pamela D. Wilson, caregiving expert, offers a variety of live and recorded licensed keynote presentations. Unique and compelling digital caregiver program and curriculum are accessible for participants 24/7 to provide proven solutions for working caregivers.

Adult children help elders with day to day projects. Self-identifying as a caregiver is an eye-opening experience. At the time that an adult child is called a caregiver he or she realizes they have a new role. Caregiving roles and responsibilities are time and life-consuming. Greater recognition of the struggles of working caregivers is the responsibility of society and human resource management in all corporations.

Human Resource Management Caregiver Learning

Caregivers Worry About How to Keep a Job and Care for Elderly Parents

The aging population of the United States and the increasing need of elders for care is placing a greater burden on working caregivers and the workplace. Working caregivers contribute to the care of elderly parents. Financial contributions from working adult children for the care of elders amounts to between $3-12,000 per year.

According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Standards (1)

  • 40.4 million people in the United Stated provide unpaid eldercare
  • 26% spend an average of 3.4 hours a day — and more than 20 hours a week — providing care for elders
  • Caregivers age 15-34 are more likely to care for a grandparent with those 35-64 more likely to care for a parent
  • 58% of caregivers are women

Juggling work and caregiving is the day-to-day reality of having a full-time job and a part-time job caring for elderly parents. Add to these responsibilities the the work of raising children, being a husband or wife, and managing two households. Dedication to the care of elderly parents results in physical and mental health declines for working caregivers. Digital caregiver programs provide support for time pressured and overwhelmed adults..

Work-Life Balance and Self-Care for Caregivers is Essential

Human resource caregiver digital programs support work-life balance. Well-being for caregivers focuses on on the concept of self-care. Self-care for caregivers is essential because helping elderly parents stay at home relies on the well-being of the caregiver.

Research confirms that a healthy spouse and a working daughter are the persons most likely to keep an elderly spouse or elderly parent at home. Aging parents are afraid of moving into a care community. Working sons are the next source of support for elderly parents. Working and being a caregiver is an emotionally stressful experience. Worry happens about ways to support elderly parents who are experiencing ongoing health declines.

If you are a working caregiver, what programs does your human resource department offer? Making your needs known to company human resources managers about caring for elderly parents is an important step to reduce worry about the time and emotional demands of being a caregiver.

Employers Are Unaware of Caregiving Responsibilities

Working caregivers for elderly parents do not receive equal support compared to childcare benefits from the workplace. The role of caregiving is a life transition that touches all aspects of life. Society and the workplace have not yet recognized the value of caregivers who raise children and care for sick or disabled aging parents and spouses.

Current human resource workplace programs are limited to a focus on maternity leave and childbearing. Corporate programs are failing to recognize the looming caregiving eldercare crises. The Caring Company report from Harvard Business School cites: (2)

  • 52% of employers do not track data on employee caregiving responsibilities
  • Few employees are willing to inform organizations about caregiving responsibilities due. Fear exists of consequences to careers that includes family responsibility caregiver discrimination
  • Younger workers, higher knowledge workers, and higher-earning workers are more likely to leave a job over caregiving duties
  • 33% of workers quit a job because of caregiving responsibilities

Human Resource Management Caregiver Digital Learning Programs: Caring for Elderly Parents

The Caring for Elderly Parents course Stay at Home is a human resource management caregiver digital program that offers a persuasive curriculum. Because being a caregiver involves the experience of life change, the stories and real life experiences offered throughout the digital program offer proof and concrete consequences to support taking action.

Pamela D. Wilson creates unique digital programming for corporate human resource management departments that educates and uses humor to realte to the life experiences of caregivers. Other unique programs including keynote presentations, videos, dedicated webinars, and podcasts are available.

Wilson’s Caring for Elderly Parents: Stay at Home program is based on more than 20 years of real-life professional experience in managing the care of the elderly and supporting family caregivers. Personal experience of the loss of both parents, a brother, and a sister lends rare insight into the struggles and emotional losses of family caregivers.

Deep dive information offered in this human resource management caregiver digital program is unlike any other online digital caregiver program. Each module in the program features learning objectives. Participants learn to manage the care of elderly parents through step-by-step processes. Hindsight and foresight offered in the program support self-care, well-being and consideration of the importance of financially planning for care.

Caregiver Digital Program Coming Soon . . . Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Stay at Home is in the final stages of a curriculum update and digital programming. This program leads famly caregivers through the stages of caregiving for elderly parents. Participants will be prepared for day to day and unexpected life situations. Tips for improving personal relationships with parents and family are important discussions.

Adults will learn proactive strategies to prevent unexpected crises. Health discussions benefit elderly parents and the adults in the program. Well-being choices are discussed and identifed as proactive strategies.

Available soon as a human resource caregiver digital program, Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Stay at Home includes the following modules and learning objectives:

One: Managing Emotions, Family Relationships, and Elderly Parents Who Refuse Care

Two: Signs Elderly Parents Need Care, Creating Strategies & Initiating Conversations

Three: Activities of Daily Living – the Effects of Aging and Nutrition on Physical Ability

Four: Home Safety for Elderly Parents Tools and Tips

Five: Creating Routines to Stay Healthy

Six: Strategies for Helping Elderly Parents with Memory Loss

Seven: Financial Aspects of Paying for Elder Care

Eight:  Navigating Care: In Home Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Hospice

 

Sources:

1) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unpaid Eldercare in the United States 2017-1018 Summary. 11/22,2019 www. Bls.gov/TUS

2) The Caring Company. Managing the Future of Work. Harvard Business. https://www.hbs.edu/managing-the-future-of-work/Documents/The_Caring_Company.pdf

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