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Helping employers and employees who are dealing with work and caregiving responsibilities explore options to create a better work-care balance.
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Are you juggling your work, life and care responsibilities?

Hello! We are a team of graduate students from McMaster University. We are currently working on a project that would help unpaid caregivers and seniors who need respite care.

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Workplaces are literally making people sick. Doubly bad for caregivers feeling the intense strain of managing work and care.

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“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.

June 13th
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New survey on working caregivers surveymonkey.com/r/carework18

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2018 Survey of Working Family Caregivers, CareGiving.com

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March 27th in WorkCare

Excellent report from the National Institute on Ageing on why Canada needs better care for its caregivers in the workplace. ryerson.ca/cont…caregivers.pdf

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My work is excellent with support. It is so hard working and trying to manage my husband (with his health issues) plus teenagers. He gets an appointment and they all expect me to come - impossible. I go to some and I get help for others. (even though I hate asking for help)

March 28th
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Excellent report from the National Institute on Ageing on why Canada needs better care for its caregivers in the workplace. ryerson.ca/cont…caregivers.pdf

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A great resource, thanks. Unfortunately, the costs of the private care for Respite, caregiver navigation supports (Elizz), and private adult day programs even with tax credits and benefits still tax many caregiver budgets. It is good to know the different tax credits that can help alleviate caregiver financial burdens.

March 28th
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Excellent report from the National Institute on Ageing on why Canada needs better care for its caregivers in the workplace. ryerson.ca/cont…caregivers.pdf

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OK, on my laptop (iPod Touch keyboard hides navigating in comment in the app, and I can't seem to scroll up/down see what I've typed until after I hit comment!) My point above is re elder care vs. child care. Child care has long has government policies to support employees/ employers - subsidized day care, on-site daycares, flex time for parents, the parental plan premium in Quebec that is deducted on each of my paycheques along with EI, pension etc. While there seems to be increasing awareness about eldercare and caregivers - it still seems to be somewhat dependent (at least for me) on the goodwill of my supervisor and colleagues to understand when caregiving spills over into work hours - leaving a meeting to take phone calls, absence to meet CLSC personnel, taking parent to medical appointments, etc. And from what I understand, the caregiver tax credit is mainly for the person who lives with their dependent parent, not for me who lives separately but still devotes much time to his care.

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Excellent report from the National Institute on Ageing on why Canada needs better care for its caregivers in the workplace. ryerson.ca/cont…caregivers.pdf

March 27th
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Part of the collateral effects of caregiving as one nears retirement.

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To add to my previous comment. There is an article from Benefits Canada that makes a point that it is economically advantageous for companies to step-up and have employee plans that are supportive of caregivers benefitscanada.…regivers-88057 The Workplace Strategies on Mental health also has an article on strategies for employers to support caregiving employees workplacestrate…are-caregivers and a Guide to balancing work and caregiving obligations chrc-ccdp.gc.ca…ncing_work.pdf

March 16th
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Part of the collateral effects of caregiving as one nears retirement.

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The financial burden on caregivers is significant and some employers as noted don't seem to care about accommodating employees who are caregivers.

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Part of the collateral effects of caregiving as one nears retirement.

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I am so grateful I went around the world on a shoestring with a backpack when I was young because now when people say what trip are you going on for your retirement I say I have already been! Now my excursions are local so as not to be too far away from caregiving. I really feel for care givers who have waited to do things for themselves when there is no backup for what they find themselves doing now.... " Retirement in Danger" is an interesting title. My retirement is be available to give support without resentment!

February 25th
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