Priority 22 from the Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the optimal ways for caregivers of older adults to have time away from employment in order to provide care? (JLA PSP Priority 22)
Overall ranking 22
JLA question ID 0083/22
Explanatory note

Many older people are looked after by family members, many of whom have to give up active employment to allow them to be caregivers. People wanted research to investigate ways in which a flexible approach to employment for caregivers might be offered in order for them to provide care and remain actively employed


 None identified

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Not able to get enough time off work to support my family member when they are in crisis; ~ It can be a full time job and families usually have jobs and other family members to care for. ~ There must be caregiving flexibility within the workforce.
Submitted by  Caregiver 2,  Older Adult  1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0083
PSP name Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 13 August 2018