Every family will inevitably face challenges caring for aging loved ones, but all too often, we put off decisions until being forced to act. The team at ElderHelp has developed an online learning series to help you better understand your situation and prepare for the future.
Course #1: What is Family Caregiving?
Understanding Your Role
There are over 44 million people providing unpaid assistance and support to older people, and many of them don't even realize they're caregivers. This course defines the complex and dynamic role, while providing resources to help you start preparing.
Course #2: Family Centered Care Planning
Creating a plan of action
Caring for a loved one is a team effort. This course provides you with the tools you need to create an action plan that not only meets the needs, but just as importantly, respects the preferences of your loved one and the entire care team.
Course #3: Self-Care in Action
Creative Solutions for Taking Care of Yourself
We all know the importance of healthy habits, but making time for yourself is incredibly difficult during stressful times. This course introduces four family caregivers with innovative self-care solutions, including a "bliss box", compelling technology usage, and spontaneous adventures.
Course #4: When Your Loved One Has Dementia
Resources for Memory Loss
One out of nine people over the age of 65 has dementia, and the prevalence increases to one out of three for people over the age of 85. This course provides an overview of dementia and critical information including communication tips, supportive care models, and links to resources from credible dementia care organizations.
Are You One of 44 Million Family Caregivers?
Statistics on family caregivers according to a 2015 Public Policy Report, Caregiving in the U.S., by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.