ARCH Webinar: Caregivers In The Workplace: National Data And Successful Strategies To Engage Employers In Respite And Caregiver Supports

NEW YORK – Developing an approach to engaging employers in respite and caregiving supports requires knowledge of the experiences of working caregivers as well as communication savvy to deliver the most effective messages.

         This free Access to Respite Care and Help (ARCH) Webinar, on Thursday April 16, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central, will provide insight into both by providing new national data on working family caregivers and employer responses and the experiences of an innovative partnership in New York City that is working to bring their talents and resources directly to the corporate workplace to benefit caregivers.

         Call participants will be muted so you can just listen through audio provided through your computer speakers, or dial in to listen to the webinar at 1-866-398-2885, Participant Code: 497574.

         There will be an opportunity to ask questions through an online chatbox.

         Presenters will include Dr. Ken Matos, Senior Director of Research, Families and Work Institute (FWI), New York, NY and Gregory Johnson, Director, Community Outreach, Care for the Family Caregiver Program, Marketing and Communications, EmblemHealth, New York, NY.

         FWI is a nonprofit center dedicated to providing research for living in today’s changing workplace, changing family and changing community. FWI conducts the ongoing National Study of the Changing Workforce, the largest and most comprehensive ongoing study of the U.S. workforce. They also conduct the ongoing National Study of Employers, one of the most comprehensive ongoing studies of how employers are responding to the changing workforce. Their just-released report, Highlights from The Older Adult Caregiver Study, provides a snapshot of the caregiving issues facing both working and non-working individuals. Dr. Ken Matos, Senior Director of Research at FWI, and author of these reports, will present data from this seminal research on the most salient data relevant to working caregivers that will help us develop strategies for approaching employers to educate them about the needs of caregivers and engage them in finding solutions.

         Johnson, also an ordained Inter-faith Minister, is the creator of EmblemHealth’s Care for the Family Caregiver Program and most recently helped establish EmblemHealth’s New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps (NYCP4FC). EmblemHealth is a health insurance company that provide access to a wide range of health coverage. The New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps was created by EmblemHealth in 2012 to address the economic impact of family caregiving in the workplace. The Corps is charged with offering positive resolution and solutions to corporations that will help all involved and at the same time address the bottom line. They are working now to develop Guidelines for a Responsible Family Caregiving Corporation and have convened a Corporate Leadership Council to draft the guidelines. Mr. Johnson will talk about the function and activities of the NYC P4FC and the strategies they have used to engage the Corporate Leadership Council.

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