Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ease Burden of Caring for a Parent

Filled with practical resources, Anne Tergesen's article, "Ease Burden of Caring for a Parent" appeared in Sunday's Wall Street Journal Sunday. Here are just a few examples of her helpful info.

Fifty-three percent of companies in a 600-company survey offer flexible work hours for caregivers. Forty-five percent allow telecommuting, 35 percent compressed workweeks, and 13 percent job sharing. In addition, 50+-employee companies must offer up to 12 weeks unpaid leave each year to caregivers.

You can get information on everyday issues such as in-home care and transportation at www.eldercare.gov and the names of geriatric care managers at www.caremanager.org. The National Council on Aging has databases and programs you can explore at www.BenefitsCheckUp.org. 


I encourage you to read the complete Wall Street Journal article at:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304782404577488921344247372.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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