Ways EAPs enable employees to avoid caregiver burnout and maintain work-life balance
Patient advocacy. A core part of caregiving is the conversation around healthcare for their family member, which can be complicated. This service includes a team of social workers, insurance personnel and more to help support an employee’s advocacy needs.
Counseling services. Caregiving is consuming in many ways because 1 person’s focus is mostly on the person they are caring for. From dealing with highs to lows, to loneliness and guilt, counseling services can be critical in helping employees feeling connected to others and fighting drivers of isolation.
Becoming a Caregiver guide. During this pandemic, many have become caregivers unexpectedly. Having the basics written down for employees can take some of the guesswork out of the early stages of caregiving. Due to the large learning curve, a variety of topics such as finances, power of attorney, when to update colleagues, how to understand insurance coverage, etc. can be vital in giving them a sense of security during turbulent times. If you need a place to start, check out , PDF opens new window.
Additional benefits and resources. Caregiver leave, additional PTO, subsidized childcare services, and more to help employees care for their loved ones.
If this article inspired you to offer more support for your employees who are experiencing caregiver burnout and stress, read more about the basics of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and work-life services