Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg knows all too well what it means to lose a loved one: her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2015. Having been through that experience, she has become a champion for promoting leave from work to deal with family illness or crisis. And last week, Facebook put into practice what Sandberg has been promoting: going forward, all Facebook employees will receive 6 weeks of paid leave each year to care for ailing family members. While most major companies provide some paid family time off for new parents, recognizing that family relationships necessitate certain caregiving obligations throughout the life cycle is novel but essential, especially as our population continues to grow older. Facebook also revised their policy for paid bereavement leave. Read about these changes, and listen to Sandberg discuss the value of supportive work environments, Here.