A lot of smart people are thinking about how “work” is changing. New forms of work are emerging: the gig economy, the sharing economy, the freelancer economy, and the on-demand economy. 35% of the U.S. workforce is already doing some form of ‘gig’ or ‘on-demand’ work; that’s 55 million people, with 1.3 million new ‘gig workers’ each year.
A loved one who needs special attention all hours of the day requires an individual that is willing to be patient, understanding and have compassion towards their situation. People who fill these positions are called caregivers, and they are one of the most important people who assist in at home elderly patients. Being a caregiver is a full time job that requires hours of free time, and often leaves the caregiver tired. As the stresses of everyday life increase, sleep becomes harder to come by, and the caregiver becomes fatigued. In most cases, the fatigue can get so bad that it leads to caregiver burnout. This fatigue often extends past the caregiver, and can put stress on those living in the same space, negatively impacting their day to day lives.