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If the trend toward blending work and home continues—and it will—health care must be an equal part of the mix.

Any remaining resistance in corporate America toward the blending of work and home life dissipated during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the reality of the mental load and practical demands associated with caregiving has been widely recognized for years, many otherwise-progressive employers continued to operate under rigid traditional work environments—holdovers from a bygone era of a male-dominated workforce—which were not conducive to the demands required to tend to young children, disabled partners, or aging parents.

Related: How employers can flatten the caregiver crisis curve

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