Care@Work

Backup Care makes Business Sense

When working parents are distracted by family care concerns, it can significantly impact their productivity. And today’s employees are not just experiencing the stress of gaps in childcare—they’re facing adult care issues as well. Currently, one third of the U.S. work force has senior care-giving responsibilities, and it is estimated that within the next five years, over half of the labor force will be caring for aging family members. Providing a backup care benefit can help meet your employees’ changing needs, improve retention—and attract top talent.

Learn more about the benefits of providing Care.com® Backup Care℠

Keep your employees covered

Backup child care

  • Care for mildly ill children
  • Overnight care for business travel
  • Coverage when child care centers are closed
  • Monday holidays and vacation periods
  • When regular child care is unavailable

Backup senior care

  • Companionship
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing dressing and getting around
  • Access to advice from a professional geriatric social worker