More and more employees are finding it necessary to step into the role of caregiver for a parent. Trying to juggle work and caring for an elderly parent or another ailing family member can be exhausting —physically, spiritually and financially. This type of pressure is almost impossible to keep from presenting on the job. Employers notice that employees who provide primary care for an ailing or aged loved one tend to be preoccupied. There are more absences from work and this causes disruption in the workplace.

*Long term care is round-the-clock assisting with the activities of daily living and can be required following an accident, illness or cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's. It can be provided in one’s home, an adult day care facility, a nursing facility or rest home. There are several levels of care and the chance of needing this type of care is increasing faster each year due to the aging population, advanced medical technology, and the increased incidence of chronic illnesses and diseases.