Approximately 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of unpaid, “informal” care each year for adult family members and friends with chronic illnesses or conditions that prevent them from handling daily activities such as bathing, managing their medications or preparing meals on their own. Family caregivers, particularly women, provide over 75% of caregiving support in the United States.

Compass is a special program of Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care designed to provide much needed support and resources to family caregivers.

About Compass

Sometime roles in families can change. A daughter becomes a caregiver to a parent, or a spouse is challenged by a life limiting illness. Compass offers caregivers and families support as they navigate through the healthcare system and their changing roles.

We provide assistance with accessing essential resources, share best practices for caregiving, offer networking opportunities with families facing similar changes, and most importantly add tools to their tool box for practicing self care while they care for others in their life.

Caring For Your Caregivers. Improving Productivity.

The prevalence of employee caregiving directly impacts workplace productivity. Nearly one in four workers provide eldercare, and half expect do so in the next five years. Many employees feel that they have no choice when taking on the role of caregiver. Often caregiver employees are forced to cut back on their hours and take leaves of absence. But most importantly, they find their work lives colliding with their caregiving responsibilities with no help in balancing their role as a caregiver with their responsibilities at work.

Compass helps corporations provide support, resources, and real help to their caregiving employees to increase their productivity and job performance while enhancing their work-life balance. Employee caregivers need support. The dual responsibilities of employees who are also caregivers can be very demanding and require extra support from their employer. Compass can fill that role.

  • 84 percent of caregivers state they could use more information or help on caregiving topics
  • 25 percent say it is very difficult to get affordable services in their loved one’s community that would help with their care
  • 22 percent would like additional information about making end-of-life decisions

Best in Practice Knowledge

Compass harnesses the collective knowledge of chronic care nurses, social workers, counselors, chaplains and experienced family caregivers. Whether it’s tips on disease specific caregiving, or raising awareness about new programs and payment options, we empower your employees with information on the caregiving trends.

Caregiving Best Practice Offering

– Current research information sharing
– Newsletter

Expert Guidance

Many new caregivers are not sure where to begin. They feel overwhelmed by a new diagnosis and wonder what it will mean for them and their loved one. Our experts lend real help and real solutions.

Essential Resources Offering

– Q&A sessions with experts in the field
– Certified Social Worker office hours
– Decision making manual

Caregiver Wellness

We give caregivers the resources, tools and self-care knowledge so they can take care of themselves and be better balancing work and the strain of caregiving.

Care for the Caregiver Offering

– Self care assessment
– Counseling connections
– Stress busters
– Communication tools
– Balance

Real Connection

Compass helps caregivers network with others who have been where they are. Our network opportunities provide: kinship, inspiration, understanding and support.

Get Connected Offering

– Online sessions for caregivers and families
– One to One peer mentorship

Interested in our Compass Program? Please contact for additional information.