Tag: caregiving

How to Get Started Supporting Caregivers

There are more than 53 million caregivers in the United States – and from the legislation at the federal and local levels, they are emerging as the new protected class of workers. And it’s about time. For decades, caregivers have been neglected in the workplace. Millions have found themselves ineligible for protection under federal law […]

Aging together: Seniors join elderly parents in assisted living

According to Kathrin Boerner, an associate professor of gerontology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, the elderly population (age 80+) is expected to increase 51% between 2010 and 2030. Two-thirds of this elderly population have “advanced-age children, who typically serve as their primary caregiver.” Kaiser Health News reports that this growing group of senior caregivers […]

It’s vital to attract millennial job candidates and make doing so a priority

Millennials dominate the U.S. workforce, making them an important group for private duty agencies to cater to through recruitment and retention efforts. In 2015, millennials (those born between 1982 and 2000) overtook Generation X as the largest group in the nation’s workforce, according to the Pew Research Center. At a macroeconomic level, for the home […]