Businesses Turning to Eldercare for Relatives of Those Relocating Abroad 17 April 2015
Employees relocating abroad face a number of obstacles before they can settle down and enjoy their new postings.
Specialist companies can take care of the logistics of a move - but what happens when workers are leaving behind vulnerable elderly loved ones in need of extra care?
“Starting a new job can be a daunting prospect for any recruit,”says Rob Dolbear, managing director of time4care. “Adapting to new surroundings, different colleagues and IT systems is challenging enough
“Couple that with travelling overseas to take up a new post - as many of our clients’employees do - and you have a whole new raft of logistics, practicalities and emotional ramifications to consider.
“Add an elderly relative living at home alone in the UK to the equation and it’s easy to understand why family ties are one of the top barriers to relocation.
“More and more people are finding themselves in a situation where their elderly parent or parents can no longer cope independently in their own home.
“At time4care, we provide a complete assistance package that can be offered by businesses as an employee benefit. It is designed to help people decide on the right kind of care, guiding them through the entire process of moving their loved ones, with as little distress and disruption as possible for all concerned.
“Making sure employees feel emotionally secure makes all the difference for a successful move - and this is all part of that. We are here to make sure everything is taken care of.
“It goes without saying that helping them settle in their new country is a priority - but having processes in place to minimise the disruption to family is crucial too.
“time4care specialists are on hand to provide advice and support - leaving employees with all the time in the world to settle into their new location. That means any contact they have with loved ones is for all the right reasons, and not because they are worried about how they are coping without them.”