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Thursday, 5th March 2009

Working and Looking after Mom and Dad: The Face of Caregiving in Canada

Working and Looking after Mom and Dad: The Face of Caregiving in Canada
Source: Canadian Policy Research Networks

The aging of the Canadian population has a number of implications for the country, not the least of which is a greater proportion of Canadian employees responsible for the care of elderly dependents. Demographic projections suggest that Canada has yet to feel the full effects of eldercare issues. Work-life conflict will become more problematic over the next several decades as more employed Canadians take on the additional role as caregiver for an aging or elderly dependent. Research suggests that almost half of employed caregivers (both male and female) experience work-life balance issues that affected their physical and mental health as well as their work productivity.

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