This AARP CareConnection blog - Afraid to tell Your Boss You’re a Caregiver? - discusses the importance of recognizing caregiver needs in the workplace. Caregiving needs create challenges for both the employer and the caregiver employee. Practical strategies are shared for broaching this topic when talking with your boss including honestly sharing your situation as well as how you can continue to do your job; reminding your boss that you are committed to your work; and outlining the potential issues and suggesting solutions (e.g., working from home, adjusting your work hours, taking paid or unpaid leave). Be sure to keep the door open with your boss to discuss any concerns or future issues.
AARP was founded in 1958 and has 37 million members. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for people over the age of 50. AARP is well-known for its advocacy efforts, providing its members with important information, products and services that enhance quality of life as they age. They also promote community service and keep members and the public informed on issues relating to the over 50 age group.