Corporate Caregiving Insights

Corporate Caregiving Insights

Be Prepared - How to Protect Your Aging Loved Ones and Yourself

Feb 19, 2019 7:51:33 AM

When it comes to elder care, there are various situations that require legal and financial documents, and these situations tend to be unexpected. That is why being prepared is critical. By proactively finding, organizing, and storing crucial...

Employee Caregiving. Where to Start? It Depends.

Feb 12, 2019 7:00:00 AM

On a daily basis, modern employee caregivers address a host of issues, details, and other challenges related to their families’ needs. They often feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do or where to start...

Why are your employees losing sleep?

Jan 9, 2019 7:24:30 AM

Sleep matters for you and your company. Scientific evidence is clear that to maintain physical and mental health; productivity; and performance resting the body and mind is critical. Just one hour of lost sleep can lead to poor decision-making...

10 New Year Self-Care Tips for the Modern Caregiver

Jan 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM

“THIS year. This year I’ll take care of myself amidst the chaos.” Does this phrase sound familiar? It’s a phrase that many people speak or think with the best of intentions come January 1st each year. Sometimes we forget about one of the most...

2019 Benefits Success Recipe ~ Leadership, Inclusion, Language

Dec 11, 2018 7:45:00 AM

On December 6th the Northeast Business Group on Health sponsored a meeting on the topic of Mental Health, Diversity and Workplace Performance. Speakers and attendees shared thoughts regarding how to support employees to promote health and to...

Caregiving and the holidays

Nov 20, 2018 7:45:26 AM

Thanksgiving is here. Images of happy, laughing families around a table or of multiple generations participating in baking activities dance around the Internet. Every year we are shown images of what a celebratory family "should be" across all...

How Kindness Matters in Caregiving

Nov 13, 2018 6:25:20 AM

Today is World Kindness Day. With all the hostility occurring around us, did you know such a thing existed? Every year on November 13th, people and groups around the world celebrate what it means to be kind. They also highlight how easy it is to...

Introducing the New Torchlight website!

Sep 20, 2018 7:52:47 AM

It's finally here! We are thrilled to have launched a brand new company website! We have been working hard on this so that it's crystal clear that Torchlight is the complete caregiver-support program for employers and health plans that provides...

Back to School for the Modern Caregiver - Stress for Kids, Parents

Aug 30, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Ah, back to school. Right now millions of kids across the U.S. are walking, being driven by peers or parents, or riding the big yellow bus back to the hallowed halls of their schools. The U.S. Department of Education reports that this fall about...

Top 10 Open Enrollment Tips to Avoid the Eye Roll

Aug 16, 2018 7:30:00 AM

“He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.” Robert Redford once described Paul Newman that way, yet we could apply it today to the annual Open Enrollment process. You have spent the past year assessing, analyzing, and creating a...

Employee. Elder Care. A New Journey.

Jul 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

In July 28th’s blog post, Debra Hallisey shared the challenge of self identifying as a caregiver and the immense challenges this can present both within a person and also externally in their work life. Today she continues her story into today’s...

Professional Work by Day. Caregiver Stress by Night.

Jun 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Through our work with over 1 MM employees with access to our platform, we have found that many people simply do not realize they are caregivers. They are just being “a good daughter” or “ a dutiful son.” Or as a parent, it’s simply “just part of...

Real Companies, Tactics and Results- Employee Caregiver Benefits

Jun 20, 2018 6:24:19 AM

Yesterday, Torchlight was honored to host an educational webinar, “Best Practices in Corporate Caregiving - Real Results.” Our conversation with ReACT and two of its member companies centered around the best practices that these world-class...

Caregiving - A 12 Step Program

May 29, 2018 1:13:31 PM

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The reality is that nothing changes - if nothing ever changes. How does this relate to your employees who are on point to care for family members?

Nine Steps to "Out Caring" the Competition

May 22, 2018 11:28:46 AM

The "Currency of Caring". In April, Torchlight’s Founder and CEO Adam Goldberg spoke about this new economy surrounding the battle for talent at the Health and Benefits Leadership Conference (It’s great - Listen!). He’s not the only one talking...

Who is a Modern Caregiver? Stop. Just listen...

May 11, 2018 7:25:00 AM

If you are reading this, I feel confident stating that you are a caregiver. I also feel confident stating that many of you immediately just thought “No, I’m not. I don’t have (insert children, pets, spouse, ill parents).” Guess what - I said the...

Company Culture. WHO. WHO are We?

Apr 16, 2018 10:01:30 AM

While discussion around the importance of company culture has been around for decades, it's not going away. I have always subscribed to this whole heartedly and have seen it proven again and again.  It matters. Culture directly impacts employee...

Vegas, Baby, Vegas! Oh, and HR...

Apr 11, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Those of us who develop and market solutions for employee benefits spend a lot of time talking about what HR leadership and companies SHOULD be concerned about. But are we correct? Why are we telling you what YOU should think? For three days, you...

HR Lingo, Your People and Their People

Apr 3, 2018 7:25:00 AM

Every department in a company has their own jargon and lingo, which many of us use daily - and joke about at the same time (truly - watch that video. It’s hilarious!). Human Resources departments are no different, and there are a number of core...

Snow, Penguin PJs and Flexible Benefits Strategy?

Mar 14, 2018 7:42:24 AM

We hear about corporate flexibility, family policies, "new age" virtual approach to work so frequently that it's almost white noise now. The employee benefits space certainly has its buzz words and annual benefits trends. There is data (I love...

15 Entrepreneurs Explain the Impact of Machine Learning on Business

Mar 5, 2018 1:42:46 PM

Machine learning is taking over the running of many industries. To some, it’s a sound of rather bad news while to other businesses, its a sign of better days ahead. Some entrepreneurs have embraced or had experience with machine learning, so CEO...

Employee Appreciation - Corporate Valentine's Day?

Mar 2, 2018 7:30:00 AM

You may know that annually, the first Friday in March is officially “Employee Appreciation Day.” So, this year it’s today, March 2nd. WhooWhoo! Quick! Stand up from your cube or walk out of your office and give your fellow employees a hug! Wait,...

Wait! I'm 30. HOW am I a Caregiver?!

Feb 26, 2018 7:30:00 AM

As a Marketing Executive, I have always asked myself, “How would I respond? Why would I purchase? Does this speak to me personally?” when I approach content, messaging and all the other traditional nuances of marketing. Now, leading the marketing...

Who Competes for Your Employees?

Feb 16, 2018 6:32:34 AM

Look around your company. You may see a number of offices where people can close doors. Perhaps you have a sea of cubicles or open design office space. Or maybe your company is heavily decentralized with employees on the road. Whatever your...

Lost in the Dark - And a Path to Self Care

Feb 6, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Elizabeth Miller shared the difficult caregiving story of her family in yesterday's blog post. Today she shares how caregiving directly impacted her daily life, her job and her very essence of self care. Join her as she began to find answers...

Lost in the Dark - My Mom, My Dad, MY Kids, My Job, Me

Feb 5, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Caregiving rocked Elizabeth's Miller's world in 2014. Actually, not just hers – but her whole family's lives were flipped upside down. As part of our "I am Your Employee Caregiver" series, we are honored to share her family's story, the impact on...

5 Ways to Remove Stress from Employee Caregivers

Jan 29, 2018 7:30:00 AM

As a best in class company you are very likely offering a variety of forms of wellness and employee engagement programs and strategies. Currently, corporate wellness programs are at least a $8 billion industry. This is only growing due to...

Carolyn Romano, JD - Engineering Products. Changing Lives.

Jan 11, 2018 8:15:14 AM

At Torchlight, we are honored to have staff who not only truly care about people, but who are domain experts in either the caregiving world or their highly technical role. Our Head of Product, Carolyn Romano, J.D., embodies both. Carolyn was...

Self Care Gifting Tips for Your Caregivers

Dec 19, 2017 7:30:00 AM

`Sometimes, a loved one begins having an increasingly difficult time getting through their day-to-day life on their own. When this happens, they count on someone to be a caregiver in order to help them continue living independently. Caregivers...

Sandwiched. Pressured. Valued.

Nov 30, 2017 7:30:00 AM

It is easy for me to focus on the hard parts of being sandwiched. I guess that’s what I am - totally sandwiched. It is easy to overlook the ways that make doing it every day even possible. There are support structures that make it possible - not...

Caregiver's Self Care Guide for the Holidays

Nov 28, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Thanksgiving is over so now the full-on, Christmas and holiday craziness is here. Parties, wish lists, shopping, wrapping, decorating. Feel like hiding under a rock?

Caregiving. Family Dynamics. The Holidays!

Nov 21, 2017 7:30:00 AM

For most families, the holidays are an opportunity to celebrate our love, gratitude, and appreciation for one another. But occasionally, the “perfect” holiday dinner can become less about togetherness and more about rehashing old arguments or...

I'm Caring. I'm Stressed. I feel Weak.

Nov 16, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Most of us in our 30s, 40s or 50s have at one time been part of caring for a more elderly loved one - a parent, grandparent or more distant relative.  And, wow, can it emotionally take you down a rabbit hole. 

I am the Sandwich Generation - Who Knew?

Nov 9, 2017 7:30:00 AM

As it turns out, I am a member of the “sandwich generation.” My coworker asked if I would write for our blog, and initially I didn't think I had anything to say. But after some quiet thought, I realized that while I don't have any chronic care...

I am your Employee Caregiver - Guilt Sandwich with a Side of Nostalgia

Oct 26, 2017 7:30:00 AM

My father has Alzheimer’s.

"I am Your Employee Caregiver" Series

Oct 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The evidence is clear - today’s employees are struggling. The challenges facing this “sandwich generation” are greater than ever before. These employees are balancing work demands, “normal life” responsibilities, as well as the added potential...

Screen Time. Your Kids. Staying Sane.

Oct 10, 2017 7:15:00 AM

Digital media and electronics have become an increasingly unavoidable part of our children’s lives. From videos for babies to social media accounts that kids open as early as 10 years old, digital devices are now a part of every step in the...

Hidden Elements of Long-Term Care Costs

Sep 26, 2017 10:56:24 AM

Older adults who require no assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and have no skilled care needs typically live on their savings, social security, a pension from work, and other private resources within their homes. But, when...

Who REALLY are your Employee Caregivers?

Sep 12, 2017 1:39:38 PM

It is no secret in the corporate world that work life challenges for employees cause reduced focus on work, decreased productivity and lost employee engagement with their employer.  Lost productivity, increased absenteeism, increased health care...

torchlight Founder and CEO Adam Goldberg Joins The Forbes Technology Council

May 22, 2017 8:05:53 AM

Torchlight founder/CEO Adam Goldberg made his debut today as a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an "invitation-only organization comprised of elite CIOs, CTOs and technology executives." Mission of the council: to provide unique and...

Webinar: “Who Bears The Costs Of Education For Children With Disabilities” -- Please Send Us Your Questions

May 17, 2017 4:49:22 PM

Next Wednesday, May 24, we are formally launching TLC -- the Torchlight Learning Community -- a series of online and offline events featuring the nation’s leading thinkers and doers in caregiving.  Our first event -- “Who Bears the Cost of Educating...

Chronicles Of Caregiving: Rosalynn Carter

May 9, 2017 4:40:32 PM

"There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers."

-- Rosalynn Carter

Beginning today – here on the Torchlight...

New Blog Series: Chronicles of Caregiving

May 8, 2017 2:56:17 PM

Starting tomorrow, Torchlight will be posting a series of profile, stories, and interviews with some of our nation's most accomplished leaders in caregiving. First profile: Rosalynn Carter, who has helped to elevate the cause of caregiving and who –...

What is TLC?

Apr 26, 2017 2:54:14 PM

It was less than a year ago that I first met with the Torchlight team to take a look at what the company does and where it sits in the US caregiving ecosystem. As a member of the board of advisors, my role then was to help the company reimagine...

What is the actual cost to businesses of having caregivers in the workforce?

Apr 24, 2017 11:03:32 AM

On its face, this question seems nearly impossible to answer. After all, much of the impact of having caregivers within your workforce seems somewhat nebulous: how do you even measure the lost mindshare of an employee who’s focusing, for...

Is your company prepared to prevent Family Responsibilities Discrimination lawsuits?

Apr 14, 2017 2:59:19 PM

It’s the law. Companies may not discriminate against their employees who are members of protected classes. Most HR staff and compliance officers can rattle off the list of protected classes (race, religion, gender, orientation, age, disability,...

Elder Caregiving: The Invisible Workforce Epidemic

Sep 29, 2016 6:43:15 AM

Talent Management Magazine, by Adam Goldberg, published on September 29, 2016

The Hidden Savings in Health Claims

Sep 29, 2016 6:36:12 AM

Did you know

A 3,500 employee company is spending $1MM+ in health care claims already covered by "related services" in schools and agencies per federal mandate?

 

Employers are stepping up support for working caregivers

Jul 24, 2016 10:56:00 AM

EBN, by Kathleen Koster, published on July 24, 1016

"As baby boomers age, more and more workers find themselves either caring for a loved one or requiring care themselves. The sandwich generation in particular is increasingly strapped with the...

Caring is Everyone’s Business

Jul 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Employees may feel like they’re alone on an island – with little support or help – when trying to care for children with special needs or elderly loved ones, while holding down full- or part-time jobs. These modern caregivers may be hesitant to...

The Modern Caregiver: A New Look for Both Employee and Employer

Jun 24, 2016 12:30:00 PM

“There are four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers.” 

Beginning Our Next Chapter: Introducing torchlight

Jun 23, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Today is a momentous day for our company, as we announce our new name – torchlight – and begin the next chapter of guiding those who find themselves torn between full-time work commitments and caring for family members.

Our company was born out...

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