Jobs and Institutions that Care

Care Inclusion Guide World Building Jobs and Institutions that Care

It’s often hard for people to imagine how things could be easier – that’s where you come in! Stories can help highlight – or even inspire – the solutions that let us all live and care with more ease.

  • Rover Rental, a small business, takes advantage of a public program to offer paid leave to employees. Thank goodness, Rick in marketing has twins due in a week.
  • A family learns about the long term care benefit where they live that enables them to hire a care worker for their aging father. (This is real in Washington!)
  • A couple go through a free caregiver training program to learn how to support their aging parents. We’ve had a lot of fun with Lamaze classes on TV, this seems like a natural next step.
  • A parent gets a new job that comes with onsite child care. Think of the B-plots on that in a workplace comedy!
  • In an interview, an employer acknowledges that time a candidate spent caring for a family member is valuable experience. Finally, a great answer to the question, “What’s your strongest asset?”


A quick note: scenarios described here are generalized from information that Caring Across Generations has collected through focus groups, polling, and other research. They are generalized scenarios and are not any one individual’s story, and they are not meant to be comprehensive of all experiences having to do with care. This resource is intended to illuminate new storytelling opportunities that also contribute to a more authentic and holistic representation of care on screen.