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8 Ways to Be a More Optimistic Caregiver

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Executive Summary

Download a PDF copy of the Daughters in the Workplace North American Research Report, conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

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Quiz: Can you take time off work to care for Mom?

You typically have nine months to prepare for the birth of a child, but sometimes it can feel like you have only nine seconds to prepare for a crisis with your senior loved one.

Take the quiz to see how much you know about the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) and other work benefits you may have access to.

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Quiz: Can you take time off work to care for Mom?

You typically have nine months to prepare for the birth of a child, but sometimes it can feel like you have only nine seconds to prepare for a crisis with your senior loved one. Are you ready? And if you work, how will you balance it all?

Take the quiz to see how much you know about potential resources when you are working while caring for a loved one.

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Caregiver Friendly Business Practices

"Each day, all across North America, franchise owners and their CAREGivers see the strain that family caregiving is placing on individuals who are trying to do their best to work and care for aging loved ones. It's a balancing act that often leaves employers and employees frustrated. Our hope is to encourage both to look for ways to make family caregiving a win-win in the workplace."

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Resources

A list of North American resources for the Daughters in the Workplace program.

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Caregiver Friendly Business Practices

Home Instead Senior Care® has developed the following Caregiver Friendly Business Practices to encourage both employers and employees to help make family caregiving a win-win in the workplace.

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CBS' Employee Benefits Help Ensure Working Caregivers' Peace of Mind

One of the most valuable employee eldercare benefits offered to working family caregivers at the mass media company CBS could be peace of mind, noted Vice President of Human Resources Specialty Services Michelle Martin.

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Business Benefits to a Flexible Workplace for Family Caregivers

Employers give a variety of reasons for implementing employee and family assistance initiatives. According to the 2016 National Study of Employers (NSE) released by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), those reasons range from retaining employees (the top reason) to it's the right thing to do.

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Supporting Family Caregivers in the Workplace is a Good Business Practice

With an aging population, employers need to be prepared to support workers who take on caregiving responsibilities at home. According to the Institute for Research on Public Policy, nearly half of Canadians have already reported providing care at some point in their lives, and with Canada’s aging population, that number is only expected to grow.

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