The list of topics and issues caregivers face is seemingly endless. As a professional, you want to be able to provide research-based answers and information that can be used to aid caregivers as they strive to provide the best care for their aging loved one. Utilize the information in these sections to educate yourself, and share the resources with others who might find them beneficial.
Senior care professionals are often caught in the middle when families can't agree. That's where the 40/70 Rule® programs and emotional support services can help. This program is offered to develop open discussions between families when it comes to providing care to parents and other various senior needs. Older adults and their families often look to professionals like you for practical resources and tips to help them bridge the communication gap.
As a senior care professional you've been there before, maybe a hundred times. Sitting across from you: that older adult who's taking so many medications she can't remember them all. Perhaps she can't recall all the names of her various doctors. Maybe he doesn't know whether he has a living will or where it is. You call that senior's primary contact – the adult son or daughter. Chances are, they don't have a clue.
The Home Instead Senior Care® network’s 2013 Family Caregiver Support Web Seminar Series features free monthly seminars for senior care professionals on a variety of topics that can help set them apart as experts in their field.
In this webinar, Dr. Amy D'Aprix discusses senior cognitive issues. 35.6 million people will have dementia in 2012, rising to 65.7 million cases by 2030. Dr. Amy talks about how physical, mental, and social activities are essential coping strategies.
Dr. Amy D'Aprix outlines the warning signs that an older adult might need some assistance, including physical symptoms and mental or emotional changes, loss of attention signals and environmental clues.