Caregiver Wellness: Take Care of Yourself from Morning
the latest Caregiver
Wellness infographic. The Alzheimer's
Foundation of America compiled this
list to fit the nine components of the "Caregiver Wellness: U Model." Eboni
Green, Ph.D., RN, co-founder of Caregiver Support Services, Omaha, developed this conceptual model to empower
caregivers to achieve optimum wellness. The components are social,
psychological, physical, intellectual, spiritual, occupational and financial
wellness, plus the empowerment and resilience, or flexibility, necessary for
you to take charge of your health on a holistic basis.
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easy for people to say, "Take care of yourself," but here is a plan that anyone
can use, whether moment by moment, or day by day. Not
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Empowering to Achieve Optimum Wellness
video below illustrates the importance of striving to achieve optimum wellness.
you know, you play an important role in providing care for your elderly or disabled
loved one or client. In, fact, according to the Caregiver
Wellness: "U" Model, caregiver wellness is more than simply
being physically healthy. At Caregiver Support Services we stress the
importance of viewing wellness as an ongoing process - a work in progress.
Our goal is to empower you as a caregiver so that you can put the focus back
on you while that you can to strive for optimal caregiver wellness.
Healthcare Advocacy: Fundamentals of Ethical Caregiving
struggle in maintaining the integrity of healthcare lies in knowing how to
apply ethical principles in stressful professional and family caregiver
roles. Our web seminar provides the framework for developing a holistic
ethical caregiver strategy based on: applying a practical approach to ethics
in healthcare; knowing the difference between types of neglect; making sure
there are abuse-prevention services in one's area; and learning the ethical
roles of elder law attorneys in consulting aging clients and their families
on end-of-life issues.
Lowering the Risk of Adverse Drug Reactions:
A Life Saving Conversation
you know that the average adult over the age of 65 takes seven or more
prescription medications? It's true! And while most medications are perfectly
safe, from time to time you or your loved one may take a medication or a
combination of medications that don't suit your body. As a result you may end
up experiencing an adverse reaction.
reactions are not only life threatening, but are the 4th leading cause of
death, with approximately 125,000 people losing their lives every year as a
result of this very serious problem.
good news is that there is a simple test that can help you avoid experiencing
an adverse reaction to the medications you and/or your loved one are
Caregiver Wellness the Power of
pre-recorded web seminar helps family and professional caregivers manage
stress associated with caring for a client or loved one. Seminar content
examines the roles of stress and distress and how they impact caregivers'
decision-making abilities. Participants will discover the important
differences between the concepts of "helping" caregiving and "rescuing"
caregiving. They also will learn to use the "Caregiver Wellness: U Model" in
order to develop social, psychological, physical, intellectual, spiritual,
occupational, and financial wellness and cultivate empowerment and
resilience. The webinar was sponsored by Right at Home and presented in
cooperation with the American Society on Aging.
Bridging the Communications Gap
As a family or professional caregiver,
you play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of your
elderly or disabled loved one or client. Yet, according to a study recently
published by the National
Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute titled "Caregiving
in the U.S. 2015," fewer than half of family caregivers have made plans for
the future care of their loved ones, and significantly fewer have made these
plans for themselves. The lack of a plan for both you and your loved one can
end up being problematic, specifically if there is a care transition,
emergency, or crisis. Therefore it is incredibly important, when possible, to make an informed
decision about your care and the care of your loved one rather than having an
emergency situation dictate the decision for you. A proactive approach to
planning may also decrease the stress you experience and increase your
it is up to you and your loved one to determine the right time to begin
conversing about tips for effective
communication when having a difficult conversation about the need for
assistance with the activities of daily living. The guide also includes a
valuable, step-by-step example of how to broach difficult topics while keeping
the needs of your loved one in the forefront.
Although you cannot be prepared for everything, it is important that you
take steps to ensure that you and your loved one have a solid plan in place for
choose to download the RightCoversationssm Guide and return to
Caregiver Support Services to watch the recording of "RightConversations: Bridging
the Family Communications Gap"
webinar. Please see the description of the webinar below.
When visiting home, you've noticed
mom is becoming forgetful; for example, she once left the stove burner on. This
web seminar will help adult children learn effective tips when preparing for a
difficult conversation with aging parents about their care needs. Helpful
information covered in our web seminar includes the 10 RightConversations tips;
using effective communication styles when having the conversation; and the
benefits of using the Information Journal, Communication Planner and Family
Action Planner. This is pre-recorded webinar was sponsored by Right at
Home and presented in cooperation with the American Society on Aging.