Work & Life Balance Articles
A veteran caregiver with more than a decade of experience offers tips for time management and shares his robust system for organizing daily tasks and reducing caregiver stress.
More than half of all caregivers are balancing these responsibilities and a job. Many are juggling caring for their own children as well. At some point, the question arises: should I quit my job?
If I'd had paid family leave during my caregiving years, my life and the lives of my loved ones would have been quite different.
Getting organized and planning for both ordinary days and extraordinary emergencies can reduce stress and ease some of the burdens of caring for an elderly loved one.
Many caregivers find themselves abandoning prosperous careers to take care of their elderly loved ones. But being a caregiver doesn't mean you have to give up on your careers.
It’s challenging to find a job that offers the flexibility necessary for a family caregiver’s schedule. Find life balance while maintaining your role with these at-home employment options.
Time and money: two things everyone could use a little bit more of. Here are a few strategies to make your life more streamlined while taking care of an aging parent.
The same skills that make someone an effective caregiver are also present in many great entrepreneurs. So, it's not surprising that some caregivers find themselves drawn to the role of small business owner.
Sleep is one of the hardest things for a caregiver to find time to do. Even if you're loved one sleeps soundly through the night (a rarity), worry and frustration can still chase the sandman away. But literally losing sleep can damage your health.
For some people, quitting their job to stay home with loved ones is the right thing to do. For others, it's not wise. If you quit your job you're giving up a paycheck and much more.
Taking care of a loved one is deeply personal, so should you tell your boss what you're going through or keep them on a need-to-know basis?
One in six full-time or part-time employees care for an elderly or disabled family member, but less than a quarter of those workers have access to any assistance in navigating the benefits that are entitled to them.
Wouldn't it be nice if time management "experts" understood what was going on in a caregiver's real life? Their tips usually don't hold any water for caregivers who are doing all the hard work every day and every night.
We're all guilty of it. Procrastination: the intentional and habitual postponement of an important task. We've come up with the easiest ways to stop this bad habit and start living your life more productively.
The right mindset is crucial for succeeding in any situation, especially caregiving. Discover how changing your approach can make your life as a caregiver a bit easier.
Most people go into caregiving mode with full hearts and wonderful intentions. We rarely stop to think, "Hmm, this could go on for years. I'd better plan it out."
To deal with working while caring for an elderly family member, if an employer does not understand your caregiving situation, talk to them, but have a plan first.
Wondering how to strike a perfect balance between caregiving and life? These tried-and-true secrets help you give your loved one the care they deserve and regain control of your personal life.
It is very difficult to care for one parent with dementia, but to have two parents with dementia and to be taking on this task alone is very overwhelming and a daunting task.