Healthier employees mean healthier businesses
Smoking cessation programs are a smart investment for businesses and for the people that work there. In general, smoking results in higher rates of worker absenteeism, increased medical and insurance costs, and decreased job satisfaction and performance – all of which seriously impact the bottom line. By offering a clinically proven smoking cessation program to employees, businesses can curtail those costs and build a more productive workplace. Workplace wellness programs are also good for morale and show that the employer cares about the health of its people.
Giving up tobacco is one of the smartest and most valuable decisions anyone can make
Giving up tobacco is one of the smartest and most valuable decisions anyone can make. Smoking and the use of tobacco products in general are major contributing factors to lung disease and several cancers, plus a host of other serious health issues that can affect and even end an individual's life. But quitting is much easier said than done. Most people have to make several attempts at quitting before they finally succeed, partly because they don’t have the resources and professional advice they need to break the habit.
Our CareCoach® Tobacco Cessation program takes a person-centred approach, guiding each individual step-by-step through the quitting process to ensure the highest chance of success. Along with our CareCoach® Cessation Counsellors, we also employ registered nurses and other licensed medical professionals, and use up-to-date evidence-based resources. CareCoach® offers a Tobacco Cessation Program available 24 / 7 via a toll-free telephone number, a tobacco cessation web site, social media based online communities, text messaging, chat and automated voice channels. This service, staffed by trained cessation counsellors provides confidential multi channel cessation counselling for those who want to stop using tobacco. By choosing our CareCoach® model for your workplace you can be assured that they will get a personalized one on one approach to care. The coach and the employee will work together using the tools that work for them to support the quit process. No other program combines this personalized solution coupled with access to a myriad of on line information, communities and resources to support this very challenging lifestyle change. The CareCoach® can also help employees set other goals like weight loss and exercise targets as part of an overall approach to wellness.
One of the best decisions that you can make and we can help you get there
Assistance Services Group CareCoaches® provide enhanced support and assistance to eligible individuals who want to quit using tobacco facilitated by evidence-based protocols and the concepts of readiness, motivation and self efficacy. Using motivational interviewing counsellors provide information and advice about smoking cessation, support materials (brochures and electronic media) and referrals to other programs as required. In addition, Sykes CareCoaches® answer panic calls from an individual, their spouse or dependent where the caller is in the midst of their quit plan and is tempted to relapse. Our counsellors provide additional support and guidance to enable the caller to stay on track with their plan.