Workplace flexibility is no substitute for a national long-term care policy or paid family leave, which aren’t on Washington’s radar. Beltré briefly had a remote job but left it. The position required sales pitches to people struggling with elder care, which she found uncomfortable.
She rarely gets out — only to the grocery store and church, and even then she’s constantly checking on her dad.
More: Workplace flexibility, however desirable, is no substitute for a national long-term care policy, a viable long-term care insurance market, or paid family leave, none of which are on Washington’s radar.
National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers Although Biden checked off priorities and potential innovations, he didn’t offer any money. That would have to come from Congress. And Congress right now is locked in a battle over cutting spending, not increasing it. headtopics.com
Remote work can’t fill all the caregiving gaps, particularly when the patient has advanced disease or dementia and needs intense round-the-clock care from a relative who is also trying to do a full-time job from the kitchen table.
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