Care and Career: Tips for Achieving Balance
Since it’s foreseeable that a family member might need to be cared for but not necessarily something that can be planned, most people are surprised to find themselves with care obligations. They often feel like they don’t have any control over the situation, which can result in feeling overwhelmed. That’s why it’s advisable to educate yourself on the topic of care early on, inform yourself, and learn about the various options for support that are available – ideally before you take on care obligations.
The goal of this lecture is to offer initial orientation on the topic of care, so that participants can make decisions that meet the needs of both the relative in need of care and the person taking on care obligations. Some possibilities will be presented for how a satisfactory work-life balance can be maintained or created, even with care responsibilities.