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Home Instead Senior Care, launches new Family Caregiver Program

Statistics Canada research shows that women are almost twice as likely as their male counterparts to spend 20 or more hours per week on home caregiving tasks. Further, women are twice as likely as men to provide personal care to senior loved ones such as bathing and dressing.

A Home Instead Senior Care survey found that half of working female caregivers feel they have to choose between being a good employee and being a good daughter.

This is a cause of concern as:

  • Daughters in the workplace continue to make sacrifices at home and at work. In the workplace, 91 percent of female caregivers report having had to take action to accommodate being an employee and a caregiver.
  • One quarter of working daughters (25%) report they find workplace stigma around being a caregiver.
  • Almost a quarter (23%) of working daughters have found that their supervisor is unsympathetic and 13 percent have been penalized because of their caregiving responsibilities.
  • Caring for an aging parent is viewed differently than caring for children. We always hear about the challenges of working women who are raising young children, but rarely do we discuss the challenges they face while navigating a career when caring for an aging parent.

About Daughters in the Workplace Program

To help daughters understand their resources and feel empowered, Home Instead developed free tips and information at Daughters in the Workplace, available at www.DaughtersintheWorkplace.ca

Through this program, Home Instead is offering:

  •  An interactive quiz in which caregivers can equip themselves with the knowledge of protected family leave rights that may be available to them.
  •  Free conversation starters for caregivers and their employers
  •  Health tips for family caregiving employees
  •  Communication tips for employers
  •  Signs caregiving employees need help

For more information please visit www.DaughtersintheWorkplace.ca

On the news

This program was featured at Mississauga.com


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