RAISE Family Caregivers Act proposed to help those giving assistance

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Aging Matters

By Carol Marak

My sisters and I know the hardships of elder care. The three of us helped our parents. Today, there are 40 million family members giving help to needy loved ones. Whether working a full-time job or being a full-time caregiver, it’s difficult to juggle time and resources between the two demands.

Back in my caregiving day, the HR department didn’t understand what it was like to do both. And when I asked to take Family Medical Leave, they rejected the request. That was almost 20 years ago.

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