Do you know a colleague who is providing unpaid support to a parent, spouse, adult child or friend? This colleague may not know it, but they are considered a “caregiver”. Caregivers give their time to support others who couldn’t manage without their help. And while most caregivers find the role rewarding, it can take a toll – especially when it is being balanced with work and other responsibilities.
When a work colleague or friend is going through any sort of challenge related to caregiving, small gestures of caring and support can go a long way. But often we don’t fully understand the scope of their caregiving role and are unsure of what to say or how to support, so we end up doing or saying nothing. This webinar informs participants on what it looks like to be a family caregiver, while also providing strategies and tips on ways to show care and support for someone who is caring for a loved one, while simultaneously balancing work demands.
What You Will Learn from this 30-minute Webinar:
-The definition of family caregiving and identify a) as a caregiver yourself b) a colleague, friend or employee as a caregiver
-The scope of family caregiving, including the many roles, tasks and activities the role involves
-Practical ways and strategies to support a family caregiver in the workplace and outside of work hours – for employees and employers
-Where to find resources and supports for family caregivers in British Columbia