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Systematic Review of Work and Eldercare in Canada

By: Gillian Joseph

This project represented a meaningful and productive partnership between the University of Guelph, the Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being and Homewood Health. Its goal was to examine recent Canadian research and practice in order to comprehensively explore the following four themes associated with the topic of combining the demands of paid work with those of providing eldercare:
• Gender, work and eldercare
• The needs of employed eldercare providers and their workplaces
• Employee assistance programs (EAPs) and other organizationally-based family-friendly programs/policies
• Work and bereavement

The final report addresses each theme in turn, beginning with a basic overview of what we already know, what issues are currently emerging, and what implications can be drawn by connecting research to policy and practice. It brings together quantitative, qualitative, and experiential knowledge obtained from the academic literature and government reports, from other researchers, from practitioners, and from employed eldercare providers themselves into a systematic review of the topic.
For more information read the final report.

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This project was funded by: the Homewood Foundation, the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo.