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Research & Data: Quit or get fired — Survey finds 1 in 20 family caregivers overwhelmed by competing demands
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Research & Data: Quit or get fired — Survey finds 1 in 20 family caregivers overwhelmed by competing demands

February 5, 2022

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. 

​Read the full story at CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/caregiving-economic-cost-alberta-quit-jobs-1.6331368


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