Did you know?

  • The Family Leave Act allows anyone to take time off from work in case of a family crisis, including care of an elderly parent, and still retain one’s job. Family and Medical Leave Act
  • In some states you can collect unemployment benefits if you leave a job in order to care for a sick family member, including an elderly parent. Please check your state benefits at Unemployment Benefits Website.
  • 15 million days are missed from work each year because of long distance caregiving according to the Long Distance Caregiver Project of the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles.
  • The number of people doing this type of caregiving will double in the next 15 years.