Houstonians are discovering that as our workplace environment evolves with our aging population, employees and employers are seeking alternatives to the traditional 9-to-5 work day.
In this fourth video of a five-part video series “How to Balance Work and In-Home Care”, Home Instead Senior CareR presents innovative suggestions for altering your work schedule in order to gain more quality time while caring for your senior parents.
Some suggestions include learning more about your employer’s leave-related programs such as:
Family Medical Leave Act. This employment act allows for reasonable, unpaid leave to care for a family member.
Employee Assistance Programs. Many employers partner with their health insurance plans or wellness programs to provide services that help employees remain productive while serving as caregivers.
Alternative Work Schedules. In addition to telecommuting, other work options may include job sharing or a compressed work week.
Shared Leave. Some employers allow their employees to donate or gift leave time or holiday hours to a fellow employee who may need additional leave time.
If you have a unique approach to juggling your work schedule and the demands of at-home care for a family member or other loved one, please share your solution with our reader forum.
We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or if you know of a senior that could benefit from our vast array of home care services in Houston, please call us at 832 379-4700 or email us. We accept most long term care insurance as payment and have a full time staff supervising more than 100 quality-trained home care personnel covering the Houston, Texas area.