Workplace

Juggling eldercare demands with job and career demands.

True or False? Questions About Aging and Elder Care

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Workplace | 0 comments

  Here are some frequently asked (or “thought-about”) questions from employed baby boomers who have elder care responsibilities. Take the quiz and compare your answers to the Answer Guide below:  1. Most older people are set in their ways and unable to change. 2. Because of a looming shortage of care beds, we should encourage our parents to get on a wait list sooner than later. 3. Memory lapses are NOT always a sign of Alzheimer Disease. 4. About 20% of middle-aged and older workers are caring for aging relatives as well as dependent children. 5. Sandwich generation workers...

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Workplace Issues in an Aging Canada

Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in Workplace | 0 comments

Canada’s aging population has increased dramatically in the last five years. We can expect significant changes to our economy and our workplaces as a result. Census 2006: Age and Sex, released in July, shows nearly one out of every three Canadians is now a “boomer”. Canadians aged 55 to 64 are the fastest growing demographic, up nearly 30 per cent from the last Canadian census five years ago. Higher life expectancy means there are more seniors than ever – now one in seven Canadians. At the same time, declining birthrates mean fewer children. Statistics Canada projects...

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Juggling Elder Care and Job Demands

Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in Workplace | 0 comments

Nearly one in three Canadians aged 45-64 provides some informal care for at least one elderly family member. About 70% of these caregivers are employed, and many are members of the “sandwich generation”, with children still living at home or otherwise dependent upon them. A rapidly aging population means that these numbers will increase. That leads to greater stress on families and put pressure on workplaces as well. Workers caring for seniors may need to juggle between demands: work reduced hours, use time at work for eldercare-related calls, or use vacation days to care for...

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