Care for Yourself

A population shift is taking place. People are living longer and an increasing number of us are becoming family caregivers. The ability to manage our work-life becomes complicated when we are a caregiver and often it is the caregiver who puts off their own needs to meet the needs of others. Below are some tips to help employee caregivers manage stress and attempt to maintain an integrated work-life both at work and with personal obligations.

Take Advantage of Services & Organizations

Solutions to caring for aging adults are not as clear cut as those that come with having children. Often, a person is not sure what their family member needs, only that they need help. These needs grow as time goes on and more help is necessary (which is the opposite from most child care situations). Issues can be even more troublesome when you are living in another state from the person in need of your help. Use our Adult Care information to help you. Consider looking into national and local services, programs, and vendors, or hire a care manager to help you determine and coordinate appropriate care.