For Nunavut & Yukon contact the provincial Alzheimer Society closest to you.
As an employed caregiver, a flexible schedule can help you manage your personal health. It helps maintain meaningful relationships, healthy habits and lower stress.
Being open with your employer can help; workplace accommodations balance your schedule, allowing you to manage your health and meet your goals as an employee and a caregiver. It’s also best to allow time for friendships and hobbies, which improve mood and reduce stress.
What to ask for
When discussing accommodations with your employer:
Things to consider
Before meeting with your employer, you should understand the company’s legal obligations to you.
Employers are becoming more inclined to accommodate employed caregivers. Your employer’s support can improve your work and home life. Still, you are not required to disclose your circumstance. You may want to assess the situation at work to determine if your boss will be open to accommodations.
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