Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI) Appointed to the New York Business Group on Health’s Elder Care Task Force

Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), LLC, a global performance management company, has been appointed to the New York Business Group on Health’s Elder Care Task Force.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 24, 2005 -- Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), LLC, a global performance management company, has been appointed to the New York Business Group on Health’s Elder Care Task Force.

The New York Business Group on Health (NYBGH), a nonprofit coalition of New York-based employers who work together to find solutions to various healthcare issues, formed the Elder Care Task Force with the purpose of bringing together business, labor, and government organizations to address the issue of providing support for elderly family members and others through workplace programs for employee caregivers. The task force includes experts in the fields of work/life consulting, elder law, corporate elder care services, and health education.

“Harris, Rothenberg International, headquartered in New York, is an experienced global provider of elder care support services and brings insightful expertise to the elder care issues that companies face, both here and abroad,” says Laurel Pickering, Executive Director of the NYBGH. “We are confident that HRI’s vision and expertise will make a significant contribution to the work of the Elder Care Task Force in both encouraging workplace response to the needs of employee caregivers and guiding employers to appropriate activities and programs.”

With the aging of the American population, elder care needs are becoming a significant productivity issue for employers. Employees caring for aging and ill loved ones spend considerable time helping them receive appropriate diagnoses and healthcare, finding appropriate home-based services and products, monitoring the elder’s care, and responding to an elder's changing needs. Employees in the 45- to 65-year age bracket, who are the most likely to have elder care concerns and responsibilities, are also the fastest growing segment of the population. In addition, they are the most likely to hold management positions, so their elder care needs may have a particularly large impact on their employers.

“We look forward to working with the New York Business Group on Health and other task force members to heighten the awareness of elder care’s impact on the workplace and to support employers in their efforts to address these issues,” says Dr. Edward Trieber, managing director of HRI.

The NYBGH is sponsoring the upcoming event, EAPs in the 21st Century: Getting the Most Out of Your EAP Benefit in New York City on Thursday, June 2, 2005. Please visit www.NYBGH.org for more information. For more information on HRI, visit www.harrisrothenberg.com.

About Harris, Rothenberg International, LLC
Harris, Rothenberg International is a performance-consulting firm. The company helps employers solve their most challenging and complex people issues by removing the barriers that prevent organizations and employees from achieving their best. HRI achieves this by delivering executive services, Employee and Employer Assistance Programs, Work/Life services, behavioral risk management, and training. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in New York City, HRI is one of the oldest and most well-respected firms of its kind.

About New York Business Group on Health
Founded in 1982, the NYBGH is a not-for-profit coalition of 150 businesses; it is the only organization in the New York Metropolitan area exclusively devoted to employer health benefit issues. The NYBGH functions as a forum for businesses to explore contemporary healthcare issues and find practical resolutions. Members include employers and health-related organizations. The mission of the NYBGH is to provide leadership and knowledge to employers to promote a value-based, market-driven healthcare system.

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