Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices

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Report
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Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices
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AARP and ReACT
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Judi C Casey

The good news: There appears to be greater recognition that caregiving takes many forms, that culture matters, and that offering employees flexibility at work so they can manage their responsibilities outside work is an important competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent. Another very positive trend is the increasing number of companies offering paid and/or unpaid leave for caregiving above and beyond the FMLA requirements.

The not-so-good news: Change is coming more slowly than we would have predicted back in 2012. Our conversations with companies and AARP's research suggest that interest in supporting working caregivers is increasing. But employers want help finding options that are affordable and easy to implement.