Onondaga County Office for Aging – Institute for Caregivers Zoom Class – 05/12/2022 – Navigating Your Role as a Caregiver

JoAnne Spoto Decker, Commissioner and Executive Director, Onondaga County Office for Aging is pleased to announce a zoom class for those who currently care for older, or disabled persons, or may become caregivers in the future. This LIVE, video presentation is open to the public.

Caregiver AND Employee

This interactive session will explore the dilemma that employed caregivers currently face. Responsibilities for being that caregiver and being an employee often conflict. We will discuss the different aspects of each using examples of “real life” cases and discuss how both the caregiver and the employer react to those situations.

  • What are your legal rights are as an employee?
    Are you entitled to time off? A leave of absence? Benefits?
  • What additional benefits your employer might offer?
    Do they allow work at home? Unpaid time off?
  • What your ethical responsibilities are as an employee?
    Including work ethic.
  • How should you approach your employer to ask for caregiving time off?
    What not to say.
  • So how do you balance this?
    And what are your priorities?

Presenter: Kathy Baranay  – Kathy is the Principal/Owner of Strategic Management Solutions; a human resources consulting firm established in 2001. In addition to providing general human resources consulting services, Kathy’s areas of expertise are employment law compliance, employee and employer relations, workplace investigations, and training on all matters related to employment.  Her previous experience was as a human resources director.  She is a graduate of Empire State College and received her master’s certificate in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Caregiver AND Employee I Care 2022

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 from 5:30-6:45 pm                                         

Register Here Now!

Contact: Kimberly Connell, Caregiver Support Specialist at (315) 435-2362 Ext. 4693, kconnell@cnyservices.org with any questions.

You Can Also Register at: http://www.ongov.net/aging/caregiver.html

Contact: Kimberly Connell, Caregiver Support Specialist at (315) 435-2362 Ext. 4693, kconnell@cnyservices.org with any questions.

You Can Also Register at: http://www.ongov.net/aging/caregiver.html