Labor Day Tip: Why One Expert Advises Taking Your Parents’ Picture to Work
Happy Labor Day!
We hope you’re enjoying some barbecue, time with friends or a good old-fashioned nap. And for when you go back to laboring tomorrow, here’s a little tip from an aging expert: Bring a picture of your parents with you.
Mariam Larson, who lives in Canada, says bosses need to know what’s going on right under their noses. Caring for an elderly parent while working is downright hard. The Royal City Record reports:
But not everyone is convinced it’s an issue, something Larson’s seen first-hand during years of delivering workshops on the subject to seniors’ centres and corporations. She may encounter a manager or employee at a company who thinks that elderly family members are not a concern in the workplace, when in fact they are – people just aren’t talking about it. And those employees could be feeling anxiety or fear when a loved one across the country is dealing with serious health issue
Larson wants people to put pictures of their elderly parents in their cubicles like they do of their children. What do you think? Good idea?
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.