For health care workers, the emotional strain of the COVID-19 pandemic is considerable, and balancing work while caring for loved ones at home is especially challenging.
CommonSpirit Health has begun offering several new benefits to support our 125,000 health care workers during this difficult time and beyond. One such solution is a parental and caregiver benefits partnership with Care.com. The partnership adds to the numerous methods CommonSpirit has identified to provide practical benefits to make home life one less thing to for our employees to stress about, including flexible vacation policies, employee wellness programs resilience initiatives, meditation, and an employee relief fund.
Our partnership with Care.com offers benefits to help with child care, after-school care, caring for aging parents, pet care, support for tutoring or distance learning, and much more. Employees have access to:
- A Care.com premium membership, offering unlimited access to nannies, babysitters, tutors, distance learning helpers, adult caregivers, pet walkers or sitters, house cleaners, and other services.
- Ten “Backup Care” days, providing discounted in-home or in-center care when regular care is not available.
- Five, $50 “Care Credits” to use toward any care found on Care.com.
We are awed and inspired at the COVID-19 response from our employees, who have put the safety of our patients and communities first over and over again. By offering benefits focused on our employees’ greatest needs, we strive to honor their commitment.