Employer Support Makes a Difference

According to a survey by Society for Human Resources Management, for CBS News, only about one in four companies offers any elder care benefits.  Corporations that once were pressured to provide better child care are now going to have to provide better elder care.

Watch the CBS video from February 2007 to see how Freddie Mac and others help caregivers be more productive by providing a support system.  According to one employee,  attending monthly support group meetings at her office, where, on company time, she and other workers can vent and share tips about caring for mom and dad has made a “huge, huge” difference and allows her to go back and focus on her work.