Elder Care Support for your Employees

Personalised Elder Care Support for Your Employees

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Elder Care

Why your employees need support

Every year, 2.6M UK employees give up work to care for an elder

1 in 7 employees are balancing their jobs with elder care responsibilities

This is set to rise to 1 in 6 due to the ageing population

Product offering

Why myTamarin for Corporates?

Why myTamarin for Corporates - Eldercare

A 24/7 concierge service for your employees:

  • Unlimited 1on1 video consultations with experts
  • 24/7 in-app chat with experts
  • Access any time, anywhere
  • Complete confidentiality

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myTamarin's Elder Care Experts

Meet Claire

Claire has been working in various elder care settings and is intimately familiar with challenges of carers, and the options they have available to source the much needed help. She loves solving problems for families.  

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Meet our eldercare expert
Corporates - Permanent Eldercare

Temporary and Permanent solutions

myTamarin offer elegant solutions for elder care challenges facing your employees.

What is Permanent elder care?
We will arrange the right nursing home or private nurse solution for your employee and their family member.

What is Temporary or Back up elder care?
When the usual elder care arrangements fall through, your employees need ad hoc emergency care to maintain their productivity.

Resources for Employers
Employer Checklist

Employer Checklist

Detailed checklist to help you ensure you have all points covered.

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Our full whitepaper on the challenges for employees and employers, and what to do about it.

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See all of our elder care resources for employers.

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Be the company everybody wants to work for

80% of all employees are in a vulnerable life stage right now, and are typically also the most valuable cohort to their employer. Improve their wellbeing to improve your retention rates and decrease the cost of (re)hiring.

Have your team connect to our expert practitioners and get the specialist care and support they need.

  •  Retention 
  •  Diversity
  •  Wellness 
  •  Productivity 
  •  50% uptake

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The Six Key Life Stages

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FAQ: Employee Support for Elder Care

What can employers do to support carers?

By 2025, in the UK, it is estimated that more employees will have an eld...

By 2025, in the UK, it is estimated that more employees will have an elderly dependent than a child. With this in mind, organisations need to support by doing the following:

Tangible support and allowances: This includes support across paid time off for personal needs, and elder care allowances to cover a percentage of finances towards elder care expenses. Employers can pay for elder care costs, including back up elder care for those days when the primary care provision falls through.

Benefits may also include provision of full or partial payment for services i.e. legal, financial, educational, or dependent-care services.

Outsource personalised support to experts: Providing information or resources about caregiving, health conditions, and where to turn for help, can be incredibly beneficial for working caregivers. Access to 1-1 support with experts is invaluable.

This includes professional expertise for assessing the elder’s needs, eligibility and payment options for outsourcing elder care, and packaging together the needed services.

Flexibility policies: Working caregivers routinely note the importance of both flexible work hours and being able to take unscheduled time off when needed to handle elder caregiving responsibilities.

Emotionally supportive culture: Just like childcare, normalising the need for elder care and creating a workplace culture that provides emotional support from co-workers and supervisors in the workplace, can go a long way to helping employees feel valued and remain loyal.

Research repeatedly shows that when management demonstrates an understanding of the value of a healthy family life, it can increase employee commitment.

myTamarin can help across all these areas so book a discovery call today to find out more.

Should employers have an elder care policy in place?

Organisations should have an elder care policy in the workplace to provi...

Organisations should have an elder care policy in the workplace to provide clear guidelines and support for employees who have elder care responsibilities. An elder care policy ensures consistency and fairness in how the organisation addresses care-related issues. For an example template of a robust elder care policy, feel free to leverage our elder care policy template under our elder care resources.

What services are available to the elderly in the UK?

There are many kinds of elderly care services available in the UK. The N...

There are many kinds of elderly care services available in the UK. The NHS and Social Services provide various free governmental care options, as do various other charities and organisations developed to provide specialist care for older people.

From homecare and home adaptations to care homes and specialist housing—there are plenty of options for assistance and additional benefits if you follow the correct guidance.

Main elder care options include:

Residential care homes: designed for individuals who do not need 24-hour nursing care but are unable to care for their daily needs and cannot live independently. Staff will support individuals with personal care (taking medication, washing etc).

Nursing homes: offer personal care as well as 24-hour assistance from qualified nurses. They are able to provide a higher level of care, meaning that they are more expensive (roughly £180 more/week than residential homes).

Dementia care homes: specialised care for those with dementia - trained staff experienced in dementia care to ensure the residents' safety and comfort at all times.

Live-in care: Involves a dedicated, full-time, carer moving into the individual's home to support with care needs and domestic tasks. This option allows the individual to keep their independence and routine.

As well as the free care provided by the NHS and the government, there are also various paid-for services; funding for such services is often available to help pay for the necessary support, along with several allowances for different types of carers.

As an employer, elder care benefits offered to staff will help them through a sensitive time. This type of support will maximise their efficiency at work, help maintain an achievable schedule around their duties, and build the employer/employee relationship.