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All too many times overwhelmed caregivers are physically and emotionally depleted and need to take time to rest and care for themselves. Believing in a holistic approach to caregiver stress and a strong commitment to helping our members find the right solutions, we created this blog to help you connect with others who, like you, may be facing the same eldercare issues and challenges. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and submit articles. Please forward the blog link to your family and friends. They'll be glad you did.

Warm regards,

Patricia Grace
founder & CEO
Aging with Grace

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Balancing caregiving responsibilities and the workplace

Research has shown that family members provide most of the care for their frail or chronically ill aging loved one rather than long-term care institutions or formal service providers such as home care agencies. It is estimated that family caregivers provide 80 percent of the long-term care in this country. This type of care is often referred to as “informal” services. Typically, informal family caregivers are women between the ages of 45 & 65, with 79% over the age of 50; 40% of caregivers are men; approximately 15% provide care to someone who lives more than 1 hour away; care provided is usually to a parent or grandparent and unpaid; an estimated 21% of all US households provide care for an adult family member; they take care of other adults, most often parents or spouses who are ill or disabled; they assist with basic Activities of Daily Living; they provide emotional, physical, and/or financial support

With eldercare becoming a growing issue for more working caregivers, having useful information about the resources available to help them meet the needs for their individual situations and knowing where to find it is imperative for maintaining the right balance.


  1. I wish I had known about this company a year ago when I was trying to care for my mom and work a full time job

  2. I am glad that my union offers your program. I have told many members in our local about how helpful Richard was on the phone.

    Keep up the good work
    Eleanor Thompson
    Cleveland, Ohio

  3. As a steward of a large labor union in GA I can confirm that several of our members have had to take early retirement because they were caring for a sick family member

  4. I attend a conference last fall in FL where this topic was on the agenda. The 2 women who own the company were on the panel and offered great information on how to make sure our children don't face the juggling routine that I have for the past 3 yrs.


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