Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 18, 2005
Workplace Options, the leading provider of work/life programs to corporate America, through partnerships with employee assistance (EAP) companies, has launched a new service that helps family members coordinate care for aging loved ones and/or children with special needs.
The new service, called CareCoach, addresses a critical need amongst caregivers that is not currently being met through traditional employee benefit programs like work/life resource and referral and geriatric care management services (GCM). While these benefits can help employee caregivers find resources and information and assess care giving needs, they do not help facilitate communication amongst family members, which leads to caregiver stress, poor care giving decisions and/or missed appointments.
With CareCoach, a Workplace Options care coach organizes and coordinates a teleconference with family members and other care-giving stakeholders. The care coach explains available options, presents an action plan and builds consensus amongst the family members. Once consensus is reached, the care coach will coordinate the care plan, insure issue resolution and insure ongoing communication amongst family members.
"For the primary care-giver, there is often more stress associated with communicating and negotiating care between family members than there is in actually delivering that care," says Alan King, chief operating office of Workplace Options. "Our care coaches are highly skilled at gathering facts, facilitating communications and helping families to support each other as care-givers."
The Workplace Options CareCoach program works by inserting a care coach as a facilitator in the care-giving process. They provide an impartial, but knowledgeable presence to assist with communication amongst family members, to keep the focus on what needs to be done for the loved one, and to help develop and implement the care-giving action plan.
Employee Assistance Plans who subscribed to the Workplace Options Advantage Enhanced service will have access to the new CareCoach service at no additional charge. Others may access the new service for a small fee. Please contact Workplace Options for more information.
About Workplace Options
Workplace Options is the largest provider of work/life programs to corporate America, through partnerships with employee assistance (EAP) companies. The company delivers a customized work/life product to EAPs who in turn offer employers an integrated work/life EAP employee benefit.
Founded more than 20 years ago, Workplace Options delivers its services exclusively through EAPs and other third-party organizations. The company is recognized for its innovative web delivery capabilities, service quality / flexibility and affordable pricing models.
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