McDermott Will & Emery Partners With Homethrive to Offer Employees Family Elder Care Benefit

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All US-based Firm Employees Provided Access to a Fully-Covered Elder Care Coordination Service as Part of Their Benefits Package

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Today, family elder care coordinator Homethrive announced its partnership with international law firm McDermott Will & Emery to offer their employees a fully-covered family caregiver services benefit as part of the Firm’s broader benefits package. McDermott will offer Homethrive’s services to all employees in their US offices available immediately. Through Homethrive, the Firm’s employees will have access to Care Guides assigned to each family who provides coaching and concierge services for aging loved ones living at home, ultimately reducing employee stress. Offering Homethrive to its employees builds upon the Firm’s commitment to the American Bar Association's (ABA) Well-Being Pledge, which prioritizes increased mental health and overall well-being support among legal employers.

The hidden costs of the care economy affect both employers and employees. According to a Harvard Business School survey, three out of four employees reported having some type of caregiving responsibility and more than 80 percent of employees reported caregiving has affected their productivity at work. The impact of caregiving responsibilities has the potential to cause employees to not fully achieve their potential in the workplace, lose productivity, or possibly end a successful career early.

“As part of our ABA pledge, we are committed to providing wellness programs with a focus on mental health awareness and support to our lawyers, professional and administrative staff alike, especially during these uncertain times. We are happy to partner with Homethrive as an additional resource to an already robust benefits package that aids caregivers and their families,” said Alyona S. Richey, McDermott’s Benefits Director.

“We are delighted to be partnering with McDermott Will & Emery to help ease the burden of family caregiving that might be affecting their employees,” says Dave Jacobs, Co-founder & Co-CEO at Homethrive. “McDermott Will & Emery recognizes that especially now during the pandemic is a great time to invest in a family caregiving benefit as their employees may be worried about aging loved ones more than ever. The isolation and loneliness experienced by older adults also has the potential to significantly affect their caregivers working at McDermott Will & Emery and we commend the Firm for providing additional support to their employees during these challenging times.”

Homethrive works by matching each employee with a Care Guide that serves as a coach. Care Guides work with employees to learn about the loved one, identify opportunities, recommend, and arrange services to help the employee shoulder the burden of caregiving.

About McDermott Will & Emery:
McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and more than 20 locations to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

About Homethrive:
Homethrive is a family elder care coordinator that reduces the work, worry, and stress on a family caregiver. The company takes the uncertainty and stress out of caring for an aging loved one by offering expert coaching and concierge services by assigning a Care Guide to each family. The company’s Care Guides also recommend and arrange any necessary third-party supportive services to provide meals, transportation, home care, medication delivery, or other services. To learn more, visit http://www.homethrive.com.

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