Work Life is here to support those caring for their older adult loved ones during this time. Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page for more information. Work Life's Program Director Stacey Gordon is also available for consultations about adult care, specifically around issues concerning older loved ones whom you are worried about during this time.
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. The Work Life office can assist you in navigating this world and provide resources to help meet the emotional support needs of the working caregiver.
Work Life created a support group for faculty and administrators who are concerned about their older adult loved ones during this time. Every Friday from 11:30am - 12:30pm, Program Director Stacey Gordon will be leading a support group where you can share concerns, resources, and encouragement in these difficult times. Email her at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Caregiving From Afar
Last spring, Work Life and NYU's Aging Incubator 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.
Caring For Yourself While Being A Caregiver
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.