America’s aging population is growing at an unprecedented rate, and as a result, many of us are becoming involved with older person/adult caregiving on a short-term or long-term basis. NYU faculty and administrators providing care require expert guidance and advice to juggle their many responsibilities.
The Work Life office will have an on-site expert to assist in navigating this world and resources to help meet the emotional support needs of the working caregiver.
Work Life and NYU's Aging Incubator recently co-hosted a discussion about "caregiving from afar" featuring elder law attorney Sara E. Meyers and NYU School of Medicine professor Dr. Joshua Chodosh. You can watch the entire discussion on the Aging Incubator's Facebook page.
As a caregiver to others, one of the hardest things to do is set aside time for your own well-being. Caregiver.org provides an excellent guide to taking care of yourself, and the Huffington Post recently published an article about ways to practice self-care while caring for a dying parent.