Missed work, quit or fired: One study of adults caring for frail adults found one in 20 people who identify as caregivers for their loved ones quit or were fired from their jobs each year.
Jacquie Eales is part of a University of Alberta research team that analyzed the Statistics Canada’s 2018 General Social Survey on Caregiving and Care Receiving.
They’re also working with an Edmonton-based technology company, MyMatchWork.com, to try to connect family caregivers to more flexible jobs when they run stuck.
As for employers, Fast’s research found 10 per cent of all absenteeism and staff turnover is due to caregiving responsibilities of adults for other adults.
”Employers are not really aware of this as being a workplace issue, which is kind of astounding,” she said.
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