Bi-monthly Executive Breakfasts Help Companies With Increasing Elder Care Issues in the Workplace
When mom needs an urgent ride to the doctor, or dad falls and can’t be left alone, or you spent the night in the hospital and really need some sleep, working elder caregivers need to know where to turn.
Over one third of all US households provide care for an adult family member. Most adult children with elder care responsibilities also juggle a full time job. This can lead to increased absenteeism, missed deadlines, poor work quality, termination and turnover. Not only does the caregiver suffer, but elder care problems can drain the company’s bottom line. Studies show that elder caregiving costs employers $33.6 billion annually due to lost productivity and $25.2 billion in absenteeism.
To resolve this growing problem and help working elder caregivers navigate the complex elder care landscape, Cona Elder Law, elder law and estate planning firm in Melville, has launched a unique employee benefit program known as TAWC: Tools and Advice for Working Caregivers.
To introduce TAWC and discuss how elder care issues impact the workplace, Cona Elder Law is hosting bi-monthly executive breakfasts for HR professionals, business owners, CEOs, etc. The next breakfast is April 5th from 8 AM – 9:30 AM at Cona Elder Law’s offices in Melville.
The TAWC benefit offers a basic no fee plan that provides an on-site educational seminar and discounted Elder Law and Estate Planning legal services. The platinum plan includes: an on-site seminar series with customized topic sessions up to once per month; emergency home health care on-demand via a dedicated 24-hour toll free telephone number; exclusive access to pre-screened and vetted preferred providers in various elder care industries, such as assisted living facilities, geriatric care managers, medical alert systems, senior housing, financial advisors, reverse mortgage brokers, home care agencies and more.
Lisa Ricciardi, partner at Castellano, Korenberg & Co., CPA firm in Hicksville, says, "I came to the breakfast to learn how we can help many of our clients who need information regarding elder care and estate planning. This program is important for companies to safeguard their employees and the firm.”
“Elder care is the new child care,” says Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner of Cona Elder Law. “The elderly are living longer and people are retiring later, such that the workforce is increasingly juggling work and elder caregiving responsibilities. Businesses’ bottom lines are impacted by absenteeism, turnover, recruiting and training costs. By supporting working elder caregivers, profitability can be maintained and job security improved for the employee.”
Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island. The firm has been ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News for the past 6 years and has been a finalist in the HIA Business Achievement Awards. Cona Elder Law is also recognized for its charitable works and has received the Outstanding Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others. Cona Elder Law attorneys have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, WABC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, WLNY News 55 and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM, WBAB and WFAN.