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posted: August 31, 2007

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Timely Tip: Alternate Work Arrangements for Caregivers

Caring for a loved more times than not means balancing home and work with your caregiving challenge. When it comes to one’s career, the stress can put your job in jeopardy or require alternative working arrangements. In either case, it’s always best to be upfront with an employer about your caregiving obligations.

Here is a selection of alternative work arrangements a family caregiver can consider when talking with an employer about ways to cover their caregiving absences:

  • Compressed Workweek: Continuing to work 40 hours, but with more flexibility than 5 8-hour days. Examples include: Working four 10-hour days, working three 12-hour days, working a combination of half and full days.

  • Flexible Work Schedule: Continuing to work 40 hours, but with flexibility regarding the hours worked within a given day. For example, starting work at 7 a.m. instead of 8 a.m., and leaving at 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.

  • Reduced hours: Working fewer than 40 hours, but enough hours to maintain full-time benefits.

  • Part-time: Reducing the work schedule significantly below 40 hours. This may result in loss of some or all benefits.

  • Job Share: Part-time employment in which two or more people “share” a 40 hour a week.

  • Telecommuting: Working from home one or more days per week.

For the full story on how best to balance caregiving and your job, read Caregivers and the Workplace – How to Get the Support You Need, a feature article in the August 2007 edition of Caregiver’s Home Companion.

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