Step Out of the Spin Cycle: What to Know About Quitting Your Job to Provide Care
Step Out of the Spin Cycle:
What to Know About Quitting Your Job to Provide Care
Whether the need to care for an elderly loved one emerges suddenly or gradually, a time can come when we think it’s necessary to quit our job and withdraw from other aspects of life to fulfill our caregiving responsibilities. While this may seem like the best or even the only path to take, this choice can have unexpected emotional, financial, medical, and social repercussions for both the caregiver and the care receiver that should be thought through before a final decision is made. This webinar will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of quitting a job to become a full-time caregiver to a loved one, raise other considerations when making this important decision, and discuss the team approach to caregiving.
- Outline the impact working vs quitting work has on the family, the caregiver, and care receiver
- Layout the five steps to consider when making a decision that is best for everyone
- Provide three tips for forming a team to help provide the needed care
Speaker: Rebekah Keizer MA, BCC
Rebekah Keizer earned her Master of Arts degree in Health Psychology from Northern Arizona University and is a Board Certified Coach. For the past 20 years, she has worked on both sides of the caregiving spectrum, as a caregiver herself, and as a life coach providing ongoing support to family caregivers. Rebekah’s services include caregiver consultations, coaching, and workshops. The focus of Rebekah’s work is on partnering with family caregivers to help them thrive as they care for their loved one.