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Caring For Yourself While Caring For Others

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You're at work. The phone rings. Caller ID shows it's your mom. You sigh. Shake your head and wish the call would just go away. You think, "I was just there. What does she need now? How am I possibly going to get my work done?"

Most caregivers have other important and pressing responsibilities, so the added responsibility of caring for a senior loved one is likely to cause both emotional and physical stress on the caregiver. In fact, according to a survey by Home Instead Senior Care, 31% of family caregivers admit they'd like more help.

The first step in dealing with caregiver stress is to recognize the physical signs.


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Caregiver Friendly Business Practices

Home Instead Senior CareĀ® 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.

Resources

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

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.

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.

Home Instead CAREGiver taking care of elderly man.

Fill Caregiver Void by Helping Others

The toll of caring for an aging loved one is not to be under-estimated. Family caregivers can count the costs in their own illness, irritability and impact on the job. The effects can last long after the caregiving is done.

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