Insurance, Finance, Employment, and Maximizing Benefits
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?