Nearly 1 in 6 Americans is a caregiver who spends an average of 20+ hours per week caring for a loved one. Caregiving itself can be emotionally taxing and exhausting; and balancing professional responsibilities can exacerbate stress. For employers, there is a clear set of effective strategies: when properly supported at work, caregivers demonstrate fewer costly mental health and physical health challenges, and often bring thoughtfulness and dedication to the workplace — the same traits that make them great caregivers.
This event will take place on Friday, April 30th from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, and will bring together experts to highlight the unique stressors faced by caregivers, present workplace strategies to support their mental health, and share an overview of caregiver rights in the workplace. A Better Balance legal fellow Dana Bolger will be presenting on caregivers’ workplace rights and protections related to mental health, as well as strategies for caregivers to advocate for themselves at work.