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If you are a caregiver employed either part time or full time by an organization and find yourself needing some time throughout the day to provide care, the following work/life balance suggestions help you start discussions and understand options with your employer.

Possible Suggestions for Alternative Work Schedules:

  • Can your responsibilities be reduced or modified to allow for a reduced-hour work schedule? If yes, be sure to ask what effects a reduced schedule may have on your salary and benefits, if any.
  • Can you work from home or telecommute on a regular schedule?
  • Are there alternate hours that can be worked (such as working 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. instead of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow yourself time to transport the patient to regular 8 a.m. doctor visits)?
  • If you have a rotating shift schedule causing uncertainty in availability, can you arrange for a fixed schedule?