Employer Content

Helps with getting started. Provides a framework for designing and implementing your program.

A growing collection of research, white papers, surveys and studies quantifying the impact of caregiving in the workplace and providing examples of model programs.

Checklists, forms, and other resources for employers AND employees.

Principal Authors of the Portland State Study

Dr. Margaret Neal Dr. Neal has over 20 years of research experience in the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data. Her interests include balancing work and family, especially dual-earner couples in the sandwiched generation (caring for children and parents); creating family-friendly work environments; stresses and rewards of informal caregiving for frail elders including those with Alzheimer's disease; survey research methods and questionnaire design, and program evaluation. Dr. Neal was the co-principal investigator, with Dr. Leslie Hammer (Psychology), of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded project, "Dual-Earner Couples in the Sandwiched Generation: How They Manage Work and Family Demands."

Dr. Leslie Hammer Dr. Hammer's research has focused on the stressors and rewards of coordinating work and family roles. She has examined factors within individuals such as their coping strategies, factors related to dual-earner couples as a dyad, as well as factors in the work organization. In general, her work has supported the notion that people experience more stress due to work-family conflict when they are (a) highly involved in their jobs, (b) subjected to higher levels of both work and family stressors, and (c) have spouse/partners with high levels of work-family conflict. Furthermore, her research demonstrates that rewards associated with the occupation of multiple roles can have positive effects on individual and organizational outcomes.

Caregivers Handbook

This handy guide provides resources, checklists and worksheets
 - all in one place.