Many family caregivers feel as though they have to quit their jobs because they are not able to care for their loved one as well as they would like to. However, there are solutions for individuals in this situation. Employers can help these caregivers through this predicament by being more understanding, the Coloradoan reports.
The amount of caregivers is only expected to increase as the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age. If an employer acknowledges this fact and offers resources and opens the dialogue for caregivers, the work environment may improve for all employees. If the caregiver is provided with help or can communicate freely with their boss, they will most likely work harder, the news source reports.
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are nearly 70 million caregivers in the U.S. who are looking after an aging adult or disabled loved one. Those who feel as though their loved ones would be safer in a nursing home or a retirement living community may be able to find a great place for their aging parent to live, where they can be around their peers and the caregiver can have some peace of mind.