Caregivers are family members, friends or neighbors who provide unpaid assistance such as shopping, cooking, bathing, bill paying or emotional support for an elderly adult.
We know that caregiving can present considerable physical, emotional and economic challenges to the individual giving care.
Our team of social workers and case managers can:
- Help caregivers navigate the healthcare maze;
- Help caregivers understand the legal issues;
- Provide caregivers with information and assistance;
- Offer supportive and confidential counseling in an individual and/or group setting;
- Offer information to caregivers on appropriate benefits and entitlements for the older person in their lives, and
- Assist when there is a caregiving emergency
Contact us for custom workshops and presentations on caregiving issues for your community group.
The following seminars are available and can be tailored for your community setting, conference room or classroom free of charge:
Caregiving for an aging parent, spouse, domestic partner or close friend descends upon us in all sort of ways – through sudden crises or a series of small but unsettling warning signs. Whether you are in the middle of a crisis and decisions have to be made quickly or planning ahead, this seminar will help you to assess your situation and take the first step.
Some of us live an hour away from our elders, while others are across the entire country. Together we will devise a roadmap for those new to the challenges of caring from afar for ill or elderly loved ones. Suggestions will be made on selecting long distance care providers and using the internet for support.
Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia have a progressive brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others or take care of themselves. This seminar provides some practical strategies for dealing with the troubling behavior problems and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia.
Caring for Our Elders: Dealing with Resistance
Caring for the elderly can be challenging – particularly if a loved one is resistant to care. Understand what’s causing your loved one’s resistance and how you can engage and encourage cooperation.
Learn, too, about when it is best to just leave things alone.
Legal and Healthcare Planning
In conjunction with an elderlaw attorney, this seminar provides an overview of the legal, financial and health care needs of seniors and assistance for families to begin planning for today or the future.