Examples of Workplace Supports for Employed Caregivers

According to the 2012 National Study of Employers, employees in more effective and flexible workplaces are more likely than other employees to have greater job satisfaction, better mental health, and more effectively balance the pressures of work and caregiving. What kinds of support can employers provide for their employees to keep them healthy and productive? Kara Sandley, a DOT employee and Diane Brinson, a DNR employee, explain what their employers provided for them. Claire Culbertson, a family caregiver support specialist, discusses the employer’s role in providing workplace support.

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