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Accommodating employed caregivers

You may have employees caring for a family member or friend with dementia. It is important to support these employed caregivers, who may experience high stress and decreased work productivity. 

To accommodate employed caregivers: 

  • Provide flexibility in his work schedule, including:
    • Working part-time
    • Shifting
    • Allowing work via phone or web
  • Evaluate her based on performance, not time spent at work.
  • Provide employee assistance programs.
  • Outline how time off will affect compensation.
  • Listen and understand her situation.
  • Understand your legal obligations.

Last Updated: 07/22/14
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