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Personal Balance


Personal Balance

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

Thomas Merton

Personal Balance

Personal Balance is one aspect of work/life balance and focuses primarily on the challenge of balancing family, leisure, and spiritual time in unison with financial and professional obligations.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage is a web-based resource to help you find and select pre-screened care for children, adults — even pets. You select the caregiver that's right for you.

Whether you need everyday care or back-up care, Bright Horizons Care Advantage provides a comprehensive childcare and eldercare solution to complement UC's work/life benefits and employee assistance program resources.

UC pays the fee that gives you access to the SelectPlus website with its networks of pre-screened providers. You make all the arrangements including hiring and payment to the provider you choose.

UC pays the fee that gives you access to the Bright Horizons Care Advantage website with its networks of pre-screened providers. You make all the arrangements including hiring and payment to the provider you choose.

Access to the Bright Horizons Care Advantage website provides comprehensive childcare and elder care solutions to complement existing center-based benefits that may be offered on some campuses.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage offers two programs:

  • Sittercity, which offers individual in-home caregivers including babysitters, full and part time nannies, pet sitters, tutors, housekeepers and individual senior caregivers
  • Years Ahead, which offers a nationwide network of senior care providers, including certified senior care advisors for guidance, specialized facilities including memory and hospice care and independent and assisted living communities, and in-home healthcare and senior care companions
    • To view an instructional presentation to learn more about Years Ahead, please click here

Register online at the UC-specific Bright Horizons Care Advantage site. There will be two program links within this site: Sittercity and Years Ahead.

Please note: You will need to register for the Sittercity and Years Ahead programs separately.

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5588
Fax: (951) 827-2672

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