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Caregiver Wellness: Take Care of Yourself from Morning 'til Midnight 

Download 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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It's 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 on our mailing list?  Sign up for our email newsletter and receive the "Caregiver Wellness: Take Care of Yourself from Morning 'til Midnight" infographic for FREE! 

  

  

  

  

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The video below illustrates the importance of striving to achieve optimum wellness. 

  

  

As 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 

  

  

A 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. 

  

 

  

 

  

  

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This 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. 

 

  

 

RightConversations Webinar 

You might 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.

  

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