Caring for a loved one can be as rewarding as it is challenging. But for women caregivers who are also in the work force, that obligation can negatively affect their job opportunities and promotions.

There are currently about 42 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And the majority of the caregivers are women.

Image of a physical therapist helping an older man out of a recliner chair at home

Daughters providing care for a parent  who also work outside the home often find they need to switch to a less demanding job, take time off or quit work altogether to make time for their caregiving duties.

As a result, women suffer loss of wages and risk losing job-related benefits such as health insurance, retirement savings and Social Security benefits to the tune of $324,044, according to a study from MetLife and the National Alliance for Caregiving. This impact to a woman’s career is significant.

Personal Home Care Assistance Can Help 

One solution that is becoming more popular and accessible is personal home care assistance. Personal home care assistance offers unique benefits and peace of mind for you and your loved one, including personal care, light housekeeping, medication reminders and help with daily activities.

Personal home care assistance is provided by highly trained, professional caregivers, fully bonded and insured and carefully matched to the patient’s requirements and preferences, available on an hourly, live-in/24-hour, or as-needed basis. Services may include:

Personal home care can be a wonderful benefit because it provides relief not only to the caregiver, but also helps the care recipient maintain regular daily activities in the comfortable surroundings of their own home.

Help Is As Close As Your Phone

To learn more about personal home care assistance, call 1.866.KINDRED (1.866.546.3733) to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our nurses can share care options, help you find a nearby Kindred location, explain insurance and more.

If you are researching senior care costs and have questions about insurance, you will want to download our ebook, How To Control Eldercare Costs.

Have you or someone you know experienced work conflicts while trying to take care of a loved one at home? Share you experience with us.

By Craig Layne