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Employees in your workforce may be a caregiver of a family member with dementia while balancing a career, family and other demands. We know the cost of replacing a valued employee is high – both financially and emotionally – and that’s what we want to help you avoid. You can help by recognizing the toll caregiving is having on your employees and referring them to us. There is information and resources available to keep your working caregivers healthy, and retaining them in your workforce. Contact Tim Harrington at 800.272.3900 or tharrington@alz.org for more information on all the Association has to offer.

DHS Dementia Friendly Employers Toolkit

The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin is pleased to share a link to the Dementia Friendly Employers Toolkit, which was developed by Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services, in collaboration with AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association. This toolkit is intended to educate employers on the needs of families who are living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Tools provided will assist employers in efforts to connect employee caregivers with resources in the community. The goal of this project is to ensure employees have the assistance they need to remain productive and valued employees, while they provide care and support for their loved ones with dementia.

Three Powerful Tools for your caregiving employees

Call the 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900

  • The "front door" to all the Association provides
  • Access to available local community resources and programs
  • Opportunity to get more in-depth help via care consultations and support groups

Education and Training

Award winning resources via the Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Center
 

Two easy ways to get started

Communicate through your own platforms

  • HR and EAP interactions
  • Wellness programs
  • Education materials on bulletin boards, in company newsletters
  • Employee benefit package items like flex time, telecommuting or job sharing

Schedule onsite and online trainings

  • Lunch and Learns
  • Speakers on staff and management meeting agendas
  • Online webinars
  • E-Learning 

Additional Resources

Caregivers: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

Job Accommodation Network - Employees with Alzheimer's Disease

The Effects of Caregiving

Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Money and Retirement

Partner with us! Join other leading companies in supporting Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers in the workplace by becoming a member of the Alzheimer's Workplace Alliance.