At the broadest level, there is a need for attitudinal change in the way that society views caregiving: there needs to be greater appreciation, admiration and respect for caregiving and for those who engage in it. As well, organizations must examine their corporate culture and attitudes in relation to work/life balance.
Research studies indicate that employed family caregivers find the following strategies supportive:
Coming to work and speaking with my colleagues does help.
As well, sensitivity training for managers and supervisors has also been identified as a key strategy that would promote caregivers’ sense of being supported on the job.