Services for Employers

As many employers have realized, a significant number of middle-aged and older adults continue to spend most of their waking hours in the workplace. Research conducted by the Miller Center, a  not-for-profit community service of the Winter Park Health, brought awareness to the urgent need to educate employers and employees about aging and caregiving issues.
Caregiving is a demanding role for anyone, but it is especially challenging for the working caregiver. Most caregivers suffer, in some way from the demands put on them. Caregivers spend an average of 17.9 hours per week caring for family members and friends who are ill or disabled. If they are caring for someone with mental impairment, such as dementia, this number can raise as high as 52.5 hours per week.*
Easter Seals provides essential information to employees who are currently elder caregivers or who wish to plan ahead for the aging of their family members and themselves. The goal is to create learning and sharing experiences in which individuals feel free to express their eldercare needs and explore options within the context of the work setting and with the support of family-friendly employers.