Aging. Illness. Disability. Everyone, at some point in life, will be touched by the need to be a family caregiver. Shelia Warnock, Founder and President of Share the Care ™ will talk about an unique approach to caregiving to ease the burden on one person by forming groups of caregivers and coordinating delivery of services.
By Carol Zernial WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director Have you ever done something that seemed completely frivolous just for the fun of it? Have you done something frivolous since you became a caregiver? For most of us, caregiving is serious business. We’re dealing with serious illness or disabilities, medical appointments, long hours, and a load […]
If you were in control of your last months of life, what would you want? What would you want to accomplish? Who would you want to see? When life-prolonging interventions are no longer helpful or desired, hospice can offer support to meet your goals and spend your time focusing on what is important to you. […]
Lucy Barylak, MSW as “Dear Lucy”. 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. You may ask your question during the call or you can submit your questions or comments by email or phone.
Do you find that now that you are a caregiver, you just don’t have enough time, energy, strength, or have health problems of your own? Learn how home care services can help and let you be the best caregiver for your loved one. Find out the difference between home care and home health care, how […]
By Carol Zernial WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director The hospital. On the scale of caregiver heavy lifting, a hospital visit of any kind requires all hands on deck. Two weeks ago, I was meeting with hospitals who are trying to create robust programs helping family caregivers. This past week, I had two hospital visits among […]
As caregivers and persons receiving care, many of us wrestle with the notion that we may become dependent on others. We find ourselves struggling mightily against acknowledging that we need help. But John Donnes words remind us that perhaps we were never intended to be independent of other people.
By Jaime Huysman, PsyD, LCSW “Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.” — Charlie Chaplin Physicians, and emergency, surgical and hospital staffs, are trained to work under pressure. Many thrive on “red alert” and “code blue” emergency situations. They train to exhibit grace and cool heads under pressure because they know that […]
This dementia is highly misunderstood, even in the medical community, and takes families up to 4 years to get a proper diagnosis. They will explain what signs show up first, how to get an accurate diagnosis, and what to do after you receive the diagnosis.
Has your loved one’s behaviors become more difficult lately? This session will help participants find out why difficult behaviors happen and describe some coping strategies for a variety of the more common ones. You’ll be able to share your questions, techniques, and tips with other caregivers in a meaningful way.