Aurora Chamber of Commerce

Family Caregiving – Health Series / Sept. 10, 2015

Balancing family, work, and caregiving has an impact on employee well-being, as well as on business and productivity.

On Sept. 10, 2015, Chamber Healthcare committee took a ‘field trip’ to InnovAge, for a presentation about family caregiving.

Epi Mazzei, RN, BSN, PACG, walked the group through the many difficult aspects of being a family caregiver, and the many challenges both employers and employees face when caring for a family member.

She discussed best practices for supporting employee caregivers, costs associated with family caregiving, and Colorado House Bill 15-1242, which requires a designated caregiver for discharge from a hospital.

From a business perspective, Mazzei talked about absenteeism and presenteeism, and quoted Harvard Business Review saying “No one should have to choose between caregiving and work; and Forbes Magazine saying “Caregiving is a corporate issue. Caregivers are more concerned about eldercare than childcare. Caregiving is here to stay.”

For more information about family caretaking resources, contact Sandy Rodgers, Director of Business Development at InnovAge at 303-501-4912 or

Forbes and Harvard Review InnovAge


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