There are many reasons why caregivers, who are looking after their aging parents or loved ones, do not discuss their problems at work. Some of these include denial about what is actually going on at home, fear of appearing as someone who is not giving their all into the work or ignorance for not realizing that talking about it can become beneficial, according to Caring.com.
Sometimes being honest with co-workers and employers may help a work environment because no one is questioning why a colleague is leaving early or getting in late, the news source reports. In addition, a person may find others who are going through the same and can help and advise others.
Many individuals find it difficult to maintain a full-time job and provide home care for their loved one, but it does not mean they should leave their jobs, according to EmpowHer. The reasons for this is that the Social Security benefits and pensions will be lessened. It is possible to provide home care while working, it just takes communication and planning.