Harvard Business School Issues “Call to Action” to US Businesses: Providing Workplace Support for Caregivers Helps Companies Manage the “Talent Pipeline” for a Competitive Advantage.

According to a Harvard Business School report released last month American companies are facing a caregiving crisis — they just refuse to acknowledge it. … Many employers remain strangely unaware of the magnitude and impact of the changing demographics of care and...

Savoring the Season

Year-end is a special time to gather with family and friends, review the past year and prepare for the one ahead.  Square One’s first year was very exciting; I talked to numerous community groups about elder and health advocacy: what it is, why it’s important, and how...

Elder Care in the Workplace Part III

This post is the final piece of my series laying out basic information about elder care and how it affects the workplace. In the first week, I described recent research about who caregivers are and where they are in the workforce. Next, I discussed the financial and...

Elder Care in the Workplace – Part II

This post is the second in a three-part series in which I lay out basic information about elder care and how it affects the workplace.  Last week, I set out information from recent research that describes who caregivers are and where they are in the workforce.   This...

Elder Care in the Workplace – Part I

This post is the first in a three-part series in which I’ll lay out basic information about who elder caregivers are, their roles in the workplace, and how their eldercare responsibilities are affecting the workplace.  This week, I’ll provide statistics from recent...