Caregiving can be a full-time occupation, even if the caregiver already has a full-time job. Despite competing demands, many cancer caregivers find that paid employment provides opportunities to connect with colleagues and friends, focus on something other than caregiving and get involved in interesting and challenging projects. What’s more, employment income can be important to help them meet their financial obligations.
As an employer, if you feel comfortable, talk to your employee to see what needs they might have. This can often help them to stay engaged and productive with the company. Also, caregivers are often forgotten about, so check in with them. Checking in can provide much needed support.