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Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio to Present The Impact of Elder Caregiving Forum and Partner Recognition Event

The Impact of Caring for the Elderly on Both Employees and Employers

CLEVELAND, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio to host The Impact of Elder Caregiving Forum and Partner Recognition on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. A panel of community experts will discuss how caring for an elderly family member affects both employees and employers. The event will be held at VNA of Ohio, located at 2500 East 22nd St. Cleveland, Ohio. There is no charge but advanced registration is requested at:

The panel includes:

  • Moderator: Rawle Andrews, Jr., Regional Vice President, AARP
  • J.B. Silvers, Ph.D., Professor of Health Care Finance and Professor of Banking and Finance, Case Western Reserve University
  • Duana Patton, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging
  • Marty Guastella, SPHR, Vice President Human Resources, Oswald Companies
  • John Corlett, President and Executive Director, The Center for Community Solutions

Trends show employees are increasingly taking on the care of elderly loved ones. In many cases, this responsibility may bring a significant burden into the workplace, including:

  • Absenteeism: 10% increase in missed days of work of employees responsible for taking care of elderly family members
  • Productivity: 13.5% average decrease in work performance
  • Health: 17% of employees caring for elderly family members report a decrease in their own health

As a result, employers are facing a direct impact to their bottom line. The forum seeks to identify creative strategies of addressing these issues and understanding resources to mitigate the negative effects.

Following the panel discussion, VNA of Ohio will honor four partners that have made an influential impact on the organization.

About Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio
VNA of Ohio a nonprofit, community-based healthcare organization that has been helping patients for more than 100 years. VNA of Ohio works with healthcare providers and community agencies to provide services for patients in their homes including skilled nursing care, hospice, mental health services, rehabilitation therapies, chronic disease management and personal care. VNA of Ohio provides high-quality, comprehensive care to promote optimal health, independence and dignity to those living in the communities we serve. Learn more at


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