Author: Karen Beaman, Director, Agent Acquisition
A recent study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP highlights the challenges facing caregivers in the U.S.
According to the Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 study, 32% of caregivers are providing more than 20 hours of care a week, on average providing 62.2 hours of care weekly. More than half of the caregivers in the study also worked full- or part-time. It’s no wonder that caregivers report high levels of emotional stress.
The commitment needed to care for a loved one can be a challenge to your work-life balance, but having the flexibility of working from home can help.
We hear from many LiveOps independent agents who are caring for an aging parent, a sick spouse or a disabled child. Their emails are filled with gratitude that they have found a way to be there for their loved one, while still working.
"I love working with LiveOps! My dad was in a car accident in December 2013. My mother has severe dementia and cannot be left alone. My family and I took turns staying with her and with my dad after he was back home. I was the primary caregiver. I don't know of any other work with such a flexible schedule. Thank you, LiveOps." – Donna Read her story!
"I take care of my elderly father. LiveOps gives me the ability to care for him and also help with our family finances. If I were to work for a brick and mortar company, I would have to look for a nursing facility for him. Being an independent contractor means more to me than I can express. This has been a lifesaver for me." – Kathy
"I want to say thank you to LiveOps for the memories, moments and all the in betweens that my family has been able to have since I have been able to work from home." – January
These agents take advantage of the flexibility of being an independent contractor with LiveOps and so can you!
- Save time and money by working from home instead of commuting.
- Flexible scheduling allows you to work around doctor’s appointments, visiting hours and medication schedules.
- Working from home means you don’t have worry that something will happen while you are at work.
- Making money from home can help reduce the financial strain associated with caregiving.