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Caregiving

Having to care for a relative often comes unexpected. It turns your everyday life upside down and is a challenge both for you and your relatives. Because caregiving is often associated with great psychological and physical strain. Nevertheless, you can manage the situation – with professional advice and support.

Finding your way through the flood of information in such a situation represents an additional burden. The following tips and basic information will help you to become familiar with the topic.

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Counseling

You can either get advice from the university’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner Andrea Horn (trained care guide) or from the Psychological Counseling Services.

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Organization of Working Time

If you are caring for a relative, you can apply for telework and make use of flexible work schedules.

Contact:

Andrea Horn

Andrea Horn

Beauftragte für Chancengleichheit für die Beschäftigten aus Verwaltung, Bibliothek und Universitäts-IT
University of Mannheim
B 6, 30-32 – Room 011
68159 Mannheim
Alexandra Raquet

Alexandra Raquet

Leiterin der Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30-32 – Room 020
68159 Mannheim