National Study of Employers

This 2008 comprehensive study funded by the Alfred Sloan foundation and produced by the Families and Work Institute surveyed 1,100 US employers with 50 or more employees about their caregiver related practices, policies, programs and benefits. It is a ten year follow-up to an initial study conducted in 1998.

Beginning on page 23 are responses related to Elder Care Assistance.

The conclusion of the study, found on page 43, highlights that there have been serious reductions in how much employers pay toward benefits that cost money, but beyond that no further cutbacks were found.  Employers have largely maintained or increased the support they provide to employees in managing their personal and family lives.  They also concluded that employers with more diverse leadership at the top and employers that are nonprofits provide the best support for making work “work” for both the employer and the employees.