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Program Empowers Working Women Caring for Aging Parents

Posted: Jul 07, 2017 4:52 PM Updated:
Members were playing Wii Bowling on Tuesday to stay out of the heat (Source: WBOC) Members were playing Wii Bowling on Tuesday to stay out of the heat (Source: WBOC)

BERLIN, Md.-- Home Instead Senior Care has created a new free online public education program, Daughters in the Workplace, to empower women who are caring for their elderly parents.

A survey conducted by Home Instead found that women are twice as likely to spend more than 30 hours a week on care giving.

Daughters in the Workplace is a resource that provides information and tips to both women and their employers. Ultimately encouraging open conversation about what is going on in the employee's personal life.

"When the daughter comes to work and they're stressed and they're thinking about what's going on at home. Obviously they're not always able to concentrate to their work, so as an employer you want your daughters who are taking care of their senior parents to be able to concentrate on work," Don Boger, co-owner of the Home Instead franchise in Berlin, said.

Leslie Zimmerman, a home care consultant at Home Instead, is going through the process herself.

Although she is working full-time, her mind in on her 79-year-old father who recently fell in the middle of the night. Now Leslie is balancing work and caring for her dad.

"You feel like you have to choose between being a good employee, a good daughter, a good wife, a good mother. Those are a lot of plates to balance," she said.

She also added that she hopes the program she is working on will help those who may not know the opportunities that are out their for them.

"Maybe they can do some work sharing opportunities or maybe they just need their employer to know what's going on at home," Zimmerman said.

Although the program is geared towards women, men can also benefit from the information and tips that are provided. Visit http://daughtersintheworkplace.com/. for more information.

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