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Why should you make it clear with your manager that your work is still a priority in spite of your caregiving?

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Make it clear that work is still a priority. If you’re changing things at work, make sure your boss knows you have a plan for getting your work done. If you’re leaving early but will be back at your computer at 9 p.m., let her know. It’s easier for your boss to be supportive if you’re still a productive member of the team.

AARP Public Policy Institute: Understanding the Impact of Family Caregiving on Work, Fact Sheet.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Balancing Work and Caregiving.”

Minnesota Board on Aging: “Work & Caregiving: Finding Balance, Minnesota Board on Aging.”

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

AARP: “Balancing Work and Caregiving.”

U.S. Department of Labor: “FMLA (Family and Medical Leave),” “Wage and Hour Division (FMLA),” “FMLA Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 23, 2019

AARP Public Policy Institute: Understanding the Impact of Family Caregiving on Work, Fact Sheet.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Balancing Work and Caregiving.”

Minnesota Board on Aging: “Work & Caregiving: Finding Balance, Minnesota Board on Aging.”

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

AARP: “Balancing Work and Caregiving.”

U.S. Department of Labor: “FMLA (Family and Medical Leave),” “Wage and Hour Division (FMLA),” “FMLA Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 23, 2019

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