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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Do It Now or Do It Today

Happy New Year.  We’re only two weeks into 2018 and already two people have asked me to tell them the first steps in caregiving, so that is the topic for my first post of the year. Whether you are looking ahead or in a crisis situation, the first step when...

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Celebrate – and Observe – the Holidays

Celebrate – and Observe - the Holidays None of us can forecast the future, but you can use the time you spend with elders at this time of year to gather information that will help you all prepare for whatever is ahead.  Holiday visits may be the only time...

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Welcome to Square One

Welcome to the Square One blog about caregiving, aging and health care. I started this project to educate and support people who are caregiving for a parent or partner. I address health care as well, because it is a major factor in aging and caregiving for elders, and...

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