ARAG Caregiving Services Can Provide Employees with Important Resources and Solutions to Help Their Parents and Grandparents

DES MOINES, IA — ARAG®, a global leader of legal insurance, has partnered with CareScout® to develop a comprehensive program that provides legal plan members with legal and caregiving services to protect, assist and care for their parents and grandparents.

“Millions of American workers today serve as family caregivers. The stress and strain of caring for family members can have a physical, emotional and financial impact and can adversely affect job performance and morale in the workplace. ARAG Caregiving Services are designed to help lessen the burden on caregivers,” says Ann Dieleman, ARAG Senior Vice President.

According to a 2009 study “Caregiving in the U.S.” from the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, 65.7 million people — more than 30 percent of all U.S. households — are caregivers. An ARAG-Russell Research study, “Legal Needs of Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce,” last year reported that caring for an aging family member is one of the 10 legal-related matters most often experienced by Americans.

“Many companies and organizations are trying to address this growing concern by providing ways to manage work/life balance and keep their workforce engaged and productive. ARAG Caregiving Services can give legal plan members who are dealing with eldercare issues convenient and reliable access to legal professionals, eldercare specialists and online tools and resources,” says Dieleman.

Major features of ARAG Caregiving Services include advice and consultation with ARAG Network Attorneys for elder law concerns and annual legal check-ups to address legal needs; access to ARAG online tools and resources, including legal and caregiving guides and do-it-yourself legal documents; and eldercare support services to assess needs, develop plans and provide information, ratings and reports on caregiving facilities

About CareScout
CareScout is dedicated to empowering employees with cost saving and quality-of-care information on nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies and adult care providers nationwide. Millions of Americans rely on CareScout’s information, ratings, comparative data, products and private-pay discounts on cost of care.

About ARAG
ARAG, a global leader of legal insurance, has an international premium base of almost $2 billion and protects 15.5 million individuals and their families — worldwide. ARAG offers comprehensive legal plans that provide a smart and trusted path for resolving legal issues. This enables people to protect their families, finances and futures.

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