Caroline Tapp-McDougall

Caring, Coping and Not Collapsing — How to Help Your Employees Be Smarter Caregivers

Learn how to deal with the latest 'brain drain' threatening Canadian workplace productivity: Employees who must care for sick or elderly relatives at home

Caroline Tapp-McDougall, Canada Cares

Are your employees coping? As a number of Canadians reaching the age of 65 more than doubles over the next 20 years, employers can expect increased absenteeism for family reasons and higher levels of “caregiver stress.” This webinar will give HR professionals 20 take charge tips for supporting employees struggling with the challenges of eldercare. You’ll learn how to ward off what many are calling the latest “brain drain” threatening Canadian workplace productivity.

By helping family caregivers to lower their stress barometer, and keeping them on the job and feeling healthy, it just makes good business sense to have your organization more “caregiver friendly.”

Did you know that:

One in four of us are either caring for an aging relative or a child with a medical condition or special need
•The average age of a caregiver is 46
•The average age of a care recipient is 78
•Caregivers spend four hours travelling to their parents
•Caregivers invest 35 hours of care each month.

This webinar includes 1.5 recertification points.

PRESENTER: Caroline Tapp-McDougall, Canada Cares

Caroline Tapp-McDougall is the chair of Canada Cares, a new, not-for-profit organization created to raise awareness and support for family caregivers. She is the author of The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide, the editor of Caregiver Solutions and Today’s Kids, Canadian magazines dedicated to family caregiving and a number of professional journals and websites for health professionals. She has extensive speaking experience in the areas of health, wellness and aging.

On the caregiving front, Caroline provided care for her mother Margaret for 11½ years after she suffered a stroke. Caroline also cared for her father who had ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).