I am a live in caregiver and have been doing this since April 2011. The time off I was given is every two weeks off.
I am under stress and have asked the family for every weekend off. They will now give it to me but have asked another caregiver to come in during the week for two eight hour days.
The family does not understand the need I have to be away from the situation so that I am refreshed to continue caring for her.
Does the law require two day off a week for care giving? Am I wrong to pursue my needs with the family when they tell me absolutely out of the question to have every weekend off?