Magazine article Working Mother

Smart Stats: SPOTLIGHT: ELDER CARE

Magazine article Working Mother

Smart Stats: SPOTLIGHT: ELDER CARE

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WORKING MOTHER

$18 billion

Annual contribution by all sandwich-generation moms to their children and parents.

THE BIG SQUEEZE

Nearly 7 million moms in the United States between the ages of 45 and 56 are currently-helping both their parents and their children, according to government estimates.

WHAT'S ON THE MENU: 100 BEST ELDER-CARE BENEFITS

RESOURCE AND REFERRAL 100

COUNSELING 98

EMPLOYEE SUPPORT GROUPS 57

SUBSIDIZED BACKUP CARE 54

IN-HOME CONSULTATION 48

ON-SITE CONSULTATION 42

With more working moms now also caring for aging parents-finding them optimal health services and even holding their hands through hospice care-it's comforting to know that the Working Mother 100 Best Companies are responding with strong support. Last year, our winning companies offered an array of benefits and services.

MOMS GIVE BACK

Most sandwichgeneration moms spend nearly a full day each week assisting their parents or in-laws. …

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