I am my grandfather primary caregiver

my grandfather has Alzheimer's and dementia and he is also a tube feeder I am a nurse I Have been trained also by his internist office to give him his feeding last year I had FMLA for my grandfather his internist reinstated my FMLA papers for this year and my job says I am not eligible for FMLA

1 answer  |  asked Sep 29, 2014 03:35 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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Jim Barna
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is complicated, but this answer is simple. Under the FMLA a covered employee can take leave for his or her own serious health condition, and for the serious health condition of his or her child, spouse, or parent (but not in-law).

The health condition of a grandparent does not trigger the benefits of the FMLA.

Your employer is correct that you are not eligible for the FMLA in this situation.

posted by Jim Barna  |  Sep 29, 2014 2:59 PM [EST]

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