Many Employers Now Allowing Pre-Tax Dollars for Senior In-Home Care
If you’re an adult child that is responsible for providing your aging parents with home care, then you know how time consuming this act of love can be. With a family of your own, and a full-time job, finding the time to take care your senior loved one can almost seem like an impossible task. The senior population in the US is set for incredible growth in the coming years, and as such, more employers are beginning to offer ways for their employees to give their parents the elder care they need.
From 2008 to 2014, the share of companies offering information about senior care services has gone from 31% to 43%, says the 2014 Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers. What’s better, three-fourths of these same companies are allowing their employees time off to fulfill their elder care duties.
The number of companies that allow their workers to pay for senior in-home care with pre-tax dollars has almost doubled since 2008, meaning that more families around the country can more readily afford to purchase professional in-home care for their senior loved ones.
Some companies are even beginning to offer benefits for employees, such as geriatric assessments and emergency adult care. Always Best Care offers compassionate non-medical home care services for families that need help. Every senior loved one’s situation is completely different, and a personalized care plan can address the most difficult obstacles. Professional caregivers can help with difficult tasks such as going up and down stairs, carrying groceries, driving, getting in and out of the bath and many more. Contact your local Always Best Care office to schedule your free care consultation today.