MATTERS THAT MATTER

Caregiving around the clock

Working parents juggle child caregiving responsibilities and their jobs simultaneously, which could lead to extra stress, reduced focus and potentially lower productivity in the workplace. November is National Family Caregivers Month and the perfect time to consider promoting resources and programs that can help support working caregivers at your company.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Remind employees about the benefits and programs you offer that can help them manage the emotional and financial challenges of caregiving.
  • Schedule a caregiving seminar for your employees. You can reach out to your Bank of America representative to learn more about our program.
  • Visit our Employee Communication Center to access videos and other educational resources on caregiving that you can make available to employees through company channels.

Special needs

While all parents wear many hats—such as teacher, advocate, provider, taxi driver, nutritionist, disciplinarian, coach, mentor and chief comforter—parents of children with special needs take on all of these responsibilities and more. There are 13.6 million children in the United States who have special health care needs, and one in four households (25%) has at least one child with a disability.1

We encourage you to download our new paper, Caring for Children With Special Needs: A Guide for New Parents and Caregivers, and share with your employees. This comprehensive guide offers extensive information and helpful tips, including an overview of government benefits, legal and financial considerations and a library of resources.

By focusing on the diverse needs of your workforce, we can help provide the support and resources employees need in the moments that matter, fostering supportive relationships and inclusive experiences. Acknowledging the unique needs of each individual with humility, sensitivity and respect is fundamental to how we help improve financial wellness for all.

1 Health Resources and Services Administration, National Survey of Children’s Health, 2018.