With Cleo Caregiving, Adult Caregivers Get Support, Too

75% of employees are a parent or caring for an adult loved one — and those who aren’t may be soon. Cleo supports your employees through it.

Support for working parents is an essential family benefit for modern employees. But caring for an infant, toddler, child, or teenager are not the only types of caregiving for which employees need support.

Roughly one-fifth of Americans provide unpaid caregiving support to an aging or high-need adult, and experience similar stress, absenteeism, and burnout as working parents. They need support to feel empowered and emotionally prepared to both handle their caregiving needs and succeed in their careers. “Sandwich Generation” members, who are caring for both a child and an adult, are even more at risk of burning out due to stress or leaving their jobs entirely.

With our expansion into supporting caregiving for adults, Cleo is the only family benefits offering that supports the entire spectrum of parenting & caregiving.

The entire spectrum means practical support for each stage of life — from infant to aging adult — so that caregivers can feel supported in their personal lives, and in turn feel supported at work.

As Rupa Patel, VP of Strategic Alliances & Consulting Relations at Cleo puts it, “The people who work for us are whole people who we get to borrow from their families and loved ones for a set amount of hours in a week.”

By 2060, there will be 95 million Americans age 65 and older – and more employees taking on caregiver roles.

Benefits Pro, 2022

With Cleo, employees who are caring for an adult loved one get specialized, evidence-based support for a variety of LifePathsSM along their caregiving journey, including:

  • Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss
  • Parkinson’s
  • Heart failure
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke and stroke recovery
  • Kidney disease and dialysis
  • Hip fracture and recovery
  • Falls in the elderly and fall prevention
  • Having difficult conversations
  • Wills, advance directives, and other legal documents
  • End-of-Life care
  • Supporting the caregiver themselves

Each Cleo family has access to unique 1:1 support with their own Cleo Guide, who is available to answer questions about caregiving, connect members with specialists, and provide regular check-ins based on a member’s Family Health IndexTM score — all provided at no cost to the member. Moreover, Cleo’s best-in-class platform provides assessments, articles, videos, tips, webinars, and more based on any number of Cleo LifePathsSM that a member happens to be on during their journey.

“I honestly can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done to help us out. It’s had an impact in reducing my stress and in turn I can talk to Mom about these things in a calm manner which helps her be open to talking about it.”

Cleo member caring for a mother with dementia

Nearly 80% of employers say that caregiving benefits are vital to efforts to attract and retain employees, and 66% believe these benefits could advance their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals.

We’re proud to reimagine health here at Cleo, and provide the support both employees and employers need in the next generation of family-centered care.

Learn more about how caregiving benefits can help your company.