(NewsUSA) – For the millions of women caring for an aging adult while balancing a full-time job, it can be a struggle to juggle conflicting demands.
In fact, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, found that one in four daughters in the workplace report that her career growth has suffered because of being a caregiver, feels her supervisor is unsympathetic to her caregiving responsibilities, and feels that there is a negative stigma associated with time off for elder care.
There is much that can be done to address this problem.
Employers can provide support and resources to help daughters and sons feel empowered at their jobs and working caregivers can educate themselves on the policies and resources available to them. Home Instead created Daughters in the Workplace, available at www.DaughtersintheWorkplace.com, a free resource for working caregivers and their employers.
Here, caregivers can test their knowledge on caregiving benefits with the “Can you take time off work to care for Mom?” interactive quiz.
Furthermore, working caregivers can use the following tips to help feel more empowered at work:
1. Be realistic. Understand how much you can do.
2. Honesty is the best policy. Be honest with yourself and your employer about what you need.
3. Think creatively. Think outside the box to offer solutions that work for you and your employer.
4. Get plenty of rest. Well-rested, you can get more done and be increasingly confident in handling daily challenges.
5. Take one day at a time. Caring for…
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