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: