Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 25, 2005
Ceridian, a leader in managed human resource outsourcing solutions that maximize the value of people (http://www.myceridian.com), today announced that it has won a 2005 Caregiver Friendly Award from TodayÂs Caregiver magazine (http://www.caregiver.com) and caregiver.com for its online, interactive elder care assessment tool. This is the second consecutive year that Ceridian has received this award, which is designed to celebrate products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind.
Specifically, Ceridian was recognized by the magazine for an online tool, ÂWhat Help Does My Older Relative Need?Â self-assessment, which is available to employees of companies that offer Ceridian EAP and work-life services as part of their employee benefit package. Via this interactive self-assessment, caregivers and their family members can identify and prioritize major areas of elder care problems and link to information, local resources and support for addressing those concerns. Individual responses to questions are programmed to generate tailored information and care planning suggestions, with links to more extensive information and support. Information on a full range of medical, psychosocial, financial and legal resources is available through this service.
ÂCaring for an aged loved one is perhaps the most difficult challenge that one will ever face,Â said Gary Barg, editor-in-chief of TodayÂs Caregiver. ÂIn presenting this award, we recognize not only CeridianÂs innovative online assessment tool, but also its ongoing commitment to providing a comprehensive range of elder-care services that support employee caregivers.Â
ÂAs America's older population continues to grow, more workers and their employers will face elder care issues,Â said Diane Piktialis, CeridianÂs director of work-life products. ÂCeridian is a proven leader in this area and will continue to respond to the diverse needs of employee caregivers with innovative, reliable elder care services that reduce stress, increase productivity and cut down on absenteeism in the workplace.Â
Ceridian was the nationÂs first provider of fully integrated EAP, work-life and wellness services. Today, CeridianÂs EAP and work-life services are utilized by more than 25,000 organizations worldwide of all sizes in virtually every industry. In 2003, the company received the ÂBusiness of the Year Award for Exemplary Business ProgramsÂ from the American Society on Aging and in 2004 it won the ÂCaregiver Friendly Award.Â Ceridian also recently gained accreditation from Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, an international, independent, not-for-profit accrediting body of social and behavioral healthcare services. Most recently the Mature Market Resource Center awarded Ceridian the 2004 World Wide Web Mature Media Award in recognition of its innovations in elder care and retirement planning educational services.
The 2005 Caregiver Friendly Awards will be presented at TodayÂs Caregiver magazineÂs Fearless Caregiver Conference in Los Angeles, June 28, 2005. Award winners will also be profiled in the September/October issue of the magazine and on its website.
About The Caregiver Friendly Awards
Caregiver Friendly Awards are presented by TodayÂs Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services designed with the best interest of the family caregiver in mind. Today's Caregiver magazine, launched in 1995, is published by Caregiver Media Group, which also produces the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, http://www.caregiver.com and The Fearless Caregiver book which teaches caregivers how to become their loved oneÂs fearless advocates within the healthcare system.
Ceridian is changing the world of work by enabling companies to be free to succeed in their core business through its suite of innovative managed human resource solutions that include payroll and compensation, staffing, compliance, HR administration and employee effectiveness. Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN) is an information services company serving businesses and employees in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information about CeridianÂs comprehensive array of human resource solutions, visit http://www.myceridian.com or call (800) 729-7655.
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