CEMM Virtual Library

The Caregiver's Journey

Balancing Work and Caregiving

  • Talk to your supervisor about your caregiving responsibilities so that he or she understands your need for flexibility. Find out what your company’s policies on caregiving are.
  • If your firm has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), you may be able to obtain counseling, legal assistance, and/or referrals to community resources.
  • At home, prioritize what needs to be done. Delegate tasks to others. And remember to make time for yourself. You can’t help anyone if you get rundown or sick from too much stress.
  • If you are can’t work full-time because of caregiving tasks, look into part-time jobs, flex-time options, and/or job sharing.

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