Life can throw unexpected curveballs that lead us on exciting new journeys. Dorothy, a strong and independent woman, found herself facing a decision that would shape the next chapter of her life.
In May we shared Advocating for Yourself, The Caregiver, At Home. Today, we share Six Ways to Advocate for Yourself, The Caregiver, at Work. According to AARP, one in six US employees spends 20 hours per week, on average, as an unpaid caregiver, assisting an older relative. Today, working mothers (there are 20 million in the US) have a lot of support from employers like child care assistance, flexible spending accounts for childcare, etc. But what about working daughters and working sons? There are 53 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States. Where is your help? The answer is, there is not a lot of it, which is why you must learn to advocate for yourself at work.
Meet Anne Elwell, Senior Care Advisor. Hear from her why she loves our new Peace of Mind service.
Introducing The Fosters, who recently moved into a Senior Living Community in Florida so they could get the help they need while maintaining their independence. They especially love attending the Florida Everblades games and have attended every one for the last 25 years! Read their story.
Inside are three, free ways to have your own back as The Caregiver.