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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
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
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
A Community to be Proud of

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how to identify community resources and supports for caregivers. Learn about LGBT-affirming programs and services as well as how to have a “cup half-full” outlook.  

June 20 @ 10:00 am
Hoarding Disorder: Let’s not Call them Hoarders!

This presentation focuses on why hoarding behaviors occur. Recently included in the DMS of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, more conversations are being had on this topic and it does not have to be a family’s secret. People who exhibit hoarding tendencies may place a high value of importance on an object we may not understand. […]

June 19 @ 11:00 am
The Importance of Paperwork

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how to create an Estate Plan, which includes a Living Will, Advanced Directives, a Will, Revocable Trust, Durable Power of Attorney etc. They will also share how to create “The Folder” on your smart phone where pictures and important documents can be stored. […]

June 13 @ 10:00 am