As employees care for aging parents, few firms step up to help

Teresa Briggs still had a 17-year-old son at home when her father was diagnosed with brain cancer.

As her father’s health deteriorated over the next two years, Briggs, a managing partner and vice chairwoman of Deloitte LLP’s western region, split her time between being a mom, a daughter and a caregiver, managing her father’s business and navigating her own career.

It wasn’t easy.