Balancing Work and Care

By: Audrey Miller MSW, RSW, CCRC, CCLCP
Solutions Magazine Summer 2007

One in four working Canadians experiences high levels of caregiver strain. Four types of caregiver strain resulting from stress have been defined: emotional (depression, anxiety, emotional exhaustion) physical, financial, and family strain. Caregiver strain has been positively associated with absenteeism due to elder care problems and emotional, physical or mental fatigue. This article considers ways to help lighten the load.

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