EEOC Issues Employer Best Practices to Minimize Discrimination against Caregivers

April 25, 2009 by  
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According to the Kansas City info Zine, the document provides recommendations for employer policies in an attempt to remove barriers to equal employment opportunity for workers with caregiving responsibilities. Some of the key situations covered in the Best Practices Document include personal or sick leave policies that allow employees to use leave to care for ill family members and equal-opportunity policies that address unlawful discrimination against caregivers. The entire document can be found on the EEOC website. This is a small step in starting to get administrators within the government to realize the enormity of the contributions to society and sacrifices that family caregivers make in our country, as well as, most countries in the world.

Arizona Fundraiser to support financial needs of cancer caregivers

April 21, 2009 by  
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How cool is this. The Michael T Flynn Foundation is putting on a fundraiser to help those cancer caregivers who qualify with financial support. The Get in the Game Fundraiser will be held in Scottsdale, AZ on April 24. Check it out. For all of you caregivers that know that the financial toll is not always recognized should send a shout out to Diane Flynn for her empathy and support to those who have had to go through cancer with someone they love. As someone who cared for my aunt who lost her battle with breast cancer, I know that I spent quite a bit on my aunt’s need because I never wanted her to worry about something as trivial as money. So I probably put out $1000 or more just on her in the 8 months, not including my costs for gas, kennel, etc. I would do it again without any regrets. But there are many people that cannot absorb all that money. Hip Hip Hooray to Diane Flynn and the Michael T Flynn Foundation.