Aged and nursing care for relatives
When a family member requires care, striking a work-family balance can be hard for working caregivers. A need of care often confronts families with a host of difficult questions and uncertainties. Typically, there are 2 different scenarios at the onset:
Scenario 1: The situation slowly worsens and the need for support gradually increases. Find important information and first steps under foreseeable care needs.
Scenario 2: A sudden worsening of the condition requires immediate action, including radical and serious measures. Find important information and first steps under sudden-onset care needs.
The website of Hamburg’s Ministry of Social Affairs provides ample information on springing power of attorney (Vorsorgevollmacht), custodianship and advance health care directive (Betreungs- und Patientenverfügung), and home care (in German only).
For information on the act on family caregiving leave (Gesetz über die Familienpflegezeit, FPfZG) and University procedures, go to Legal Regulations on Care Leave and Family Caregiving Leave.
The Angehörigenschule DAnS (family caregiving school) offers independent advice for free. Services include individual advice and courses on provisional measures, caregiving, and reconciling care and work.
Theme day on caregiving—22 February 2022
Every year, the Family Offices of Universität Hamburg and the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) organize a cross-university theme day on caregiving together with University Sports. The theme day provides information and various events related to preventive care, dementia, grief, and mindfulness.
Our next theme day takes place on 22 February 2022. Find more information on the theme day web page.