Backup Care Facts

Backup Child Care


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Other approaches to addressing employee backup care needs include building on-site child care centers, purchasing backup care slots at centers, providing discounts at selected facilities, and contracting with services that supply in-home caregivers. These types of solutions, often costly, only benefit a limited number of employees, because they do not cover the full range of needs, and do not offer a wide range of care options. They may include well care, but not sick care; care for children ages 0–5, but not for school-age; child care, but not adult/elder care; center care, but not family child care; or care near work, but not near home.

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At any point in time 20% to 50% of the workforce is dealing with a caregiving issue!

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Just in Time Care works; a comprehensive program designed to meet a wide variety of anticipated and unanticipated needs!

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The “cost of absenteeism” to an organization can equate to approximately 36% of the payroll according to Employee Benefit News!

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Just in Time Care Can Help!

Use us whenever regular child care arrangements are not available, whether the circumstance is anticipated or unanticipated. Just in Time Care can be used when children are ill; when regular care providers are sick, on vacation, resign, or go out of business; when schools are closed for the holidays or for snow or other weather-related issues; or for any other situation in which your regular care arrangements fall through.


Backup Adult/Elder Care


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While most families plan for child care issues, adult/elder care issues catch them “off guard” and they need temporary solutions while they plan for long-term options!

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Contrary to popular belief, more productivity at work is lost due to parent/elder care issues than to child care issues, and is estimated to cost employers at least $34 billion per year!

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Elder care issues are projected to overtake child care as a big work/life issue by 2020!

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Adult/elder caregivers live an average of 400+ miles from their elderly family members according to a report from the Long Distance Caregiver Project!

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More men are taking on the responsibility for adult/elder care issues due to an increase in the divorce rate, and families being spread across the country!

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Just in Time Care Can Help!

Use us when an older relative’s regular care is unavailable, or on unexpected days when an adult/elder needs extra care. “Regular care” for an adult/elder may be an adult day care center, an in-home agency staff person, a family member, a friend/neighbor, or the adult/elder themselves. Care may take place in the adult/elder’s home, the employee’s home, or another setting. The term “adult/elder” can also refer to a spouse or adult child who needs backup temporary care due to a disability, medical condition, or recent hospitalization, etc.