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Last week I wrote on this site about whether women business owners (and their employees) can really “have it all” in terms of work-life balance. While the topic of women juggling work and child care has been the subject of millions of articles, blogs and impassioned discussions, there’s another issue that’s about to become just as big, but is getting a lot less attention. I’m talking about eldercare.
The aging of America is impacting small businesses in many ways, one of which is the growing number of small-business owners and employees who are dealing with a new kind of juggling: caring for elderly parents while trying to take care of business, too. An article in the Chicago Tribune cited some alarming statistics: