Today’s Solutions: November 29, 2021

When a loved one becomes seriously ill or injured, people often have to take time off from work to either take care of them or to find their loved one a health center where caregivers can look after them. You can imagine the stress that comes with this, not to mention the costs of having to take leave from work along with the hefty expenses that come with providing care to unwell relatives. That’s why a number of companies like Best Buy and Dell have started a benefit for its employees that didn’t exist before access to services that provide short-term caregiving. Basically, what these services do is help people find the perfect rehabilitation centers for their loved ones based on very specific criteria. Instead of having to visit each center and crossing them off a list, these services do the work on behalf of the employees with ill relatives—saving both time and stress for both employees and companies. One financial company who subscribes to a caregiving service reported that it saved about $400,000 in cost offsets. Most importantly though, such services provide employees with the emotional support they need.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

Italian garden installation shows us how much CO2 trees store

Trees are the lungs of our planet—we know that trees are needed because they sequester dangerous CO2 emissions, but do we really know how much we depend on them to clean the air we breathe? ... Read More

Go Cubs: The inspiring story of California’s undefeated deaf football team

The California School for the Deaf in Riverside had never won a division championship football game in its 68-year history, but that all changed this year when the team not only won a championship game ... Read More

New biomarker for Alzheimer’s discovered

Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease, with scientists still trying to piece together the complete puzzle of factors that contribute to its development. A number of different genetic and environmental risks have been determined─though more ... Read More

Bread and Roses uses floristry to empower refugee women in London

Rebuilding a life in a foreign country as a refugee is not an easy task. This is especially true for women, who often face more barriers than men as they are less likely to have ... Read More

Study: Schools of fish operate like a superorganism

The world under the waves is still a mystery, with 95 percent of oceans yet to be explored. Scientists are always uncovering many new and exciting aspects of this ecosystem; from the importance of fish ... Read More

New biodegradable glitter lets you sparkle guilt-free

As sparkly and magical as it is, glitter is actually a form of microplastic, and even products that claim to contain biodegradable glitter rarely actually are. This is a difficult issue to tackle because countries ... Read More