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Take Your Oxygen First!

Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CAP has been a fierce advocate for family caregivers, their rights, and wellbeing for over 15 years. Since 2009, “Take Your Oxygen First” has been an ever-evolving call to action for caregivers to engage in taking care of themselves their own sakes, as well as that of their loved ones. This […]

July 31 @ 11:00 am
Caregiving for the Visually Impaired

During our “Caregiving for the Visually Impaired” presentation we will cover blindness sensitivity and some basic caregiving information. This will include common types of vision loss, meeting a blind person, orientation and mobility, and sighted guide techniques. We will also address how to recognize vision loss and questions to ask the doctor.

July 23 @ 11:00 am
Signs That it’s Time for Assisted Living or a Skilled Nursing Facility

Deciding to move a loved one from home into a care community is never an easy task nor are the reasons for placement the same for every individual. We will discuss the physical, psychological, social and financial reasons one should consider when evaluating whether the move of a loved one is in their best interest. […]

July 16 @ 11:00 am
Dear Lucy with Lucy Barylak, MSW

This month she will discuss how caregivers could and should advocate for their loved ones as well as for themselves within the healthcare system. This is an interactive session where Dear Lucy will answer questions and have a conversation with caregivers regarding the issues they face in their caregiving journey.

July 11 @ 10:00 am
Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Many of us are not the primary person providing care to a relative or friend. We’re the daughter who lives in another city, the son who lives across town and travels a lot for business, or the sister who wants to help but has a family of her own. What’s the best role for us? […]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Una guía para las personas que cuidan de otra sobre cómo organizar las actividades cotidianas de un ser querido que padece algún tipo de demencia.

El Dr. Néstor H. Praderio presentará un método básico para ayudarle a afrontar los retos diarios de la nutrición, la higiene personal y otros comportamientos difíciles relacionados con diferentes tipos de demencia.  

July 9 @ 10:00 am
Effectively Navigating Through the Healthcare System as a Caregiver

From a social worker’s perspective, specifically trained in senior health care concerns, improving communication between the physicians, clinics, hospitals and other entities involved with senior health care.  

July 8 @ 12:00 pm
The Pride of Professionals

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how professionals can change the health care culture for the LGBT community. They will share available resources for professionals to help them in their support of LGBT caregivers and clients. There will also be a discussion on the importance of cultural sensitivity in […]

June 27 @ 10:00 am
Las señales que revelan el estrés de la person aque cuida a otra

El estrés de cuidar a un ser querido o familiar puede causar problemas emocionales y físicos. Usted aprenderá que las experiencias tanto buenas como malas pueden provocar estrés y cómo reconocer las señales de advertencia para tomar las medidas necesarias. The stress of caring for a loved one or family member can lead to emotional […]

June 26 @ 1:00 pm
Caring for someone who has Cancer

Cancer impacts the entire family, not just the person diagnosed. In this teleconnection, Rachel Cannady (Strategic Director, Cancer Caregiver Support – American Cancer Society) will discuss the multidimensional needs of those providing care to loved ones with cancer. She will describe the comprehensive suite of evidence-informed resources that the American Cancer Society has developed for […]

June 25 @ 11:00 am