A new study finds that 61% of American workers took at least one day of paid vacation time in the previous year to care for another person.
The Hartford Financial Services Group and ComPsych Corp. conducted a survey of 862 employees over the age 45 and found that more than six in 10 “are using their paid time off as an extension of their hectic lives, rather than a vacation,” Barbara Campbell, Hartford’s regional VP, said in a release.
A Wall Street Journal report on the Hartford/ComPsych study notes that more paid vacation time is going toward elder care and other caregiving as hospital stays become shorter—which often means adult children or other family members must help with home care and rehabilitation.
Whether it is a short term stay, or a long term stay, Welcome Home Health Care communities have options that are available to families that are looking at senior living options or who may find themselves in a similar situation as stated above. For longer term stays, our communities offer a variety of options that include assisted living services as well as independent living in various communities. In some of our communities we also offer memory care communities that cater to residents with varying forms of memory loss.
Memory Care can be found in the following communities: Copperleaf – Willmar, MN; Goldfinch Estates – Fairmont, MN; Manor House – Grand Rapids, MN; Garnette Gardens – Redwood Falls, MN; Thomas Landing – Rice Lake, WI; Keelson Harbour – Spirit Lake, IA.
Another option that families find helpful is our Care Suite. Care Suites are an “extended assisted living care” option for for families who need an immediate placement for someone who needs a higher level of care than what a typical assisted living community can offer. Our Care Suite is a an option that is available on both a short term and a longer term basis and varies depending on each individual resident’s needs. We also have the option for families to use our care suites as a respite program when their situation calls for it.
Care Suites are available in the following communities: Copperleaf – Willmar, MN; North Point – North Mankato, MN; Garnette Gardens – Redwood Falls, MN; and Thomas Landing – Rice Lake, WI.
For more information on Welcome Home Management communities and what each community offers, visit us at www.wtohdevelopment.com. Simply click on the city on the left side of the page to see what that particular community offers.
Read “Taking Vacations To Help With Caregiving” from the Wall Street Journal.