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How to be Your Own Advocate in the Hospital

Posted on April 10, 2018

Presenter:  Bill Pemberton 

Poor communication between doctors and patients, and between doctors and nurses, is discussed relatively frequently. But what about confusion between the teams of doctors who share patients in the hospital or clinic?

Miscommunication between a patient’s physicians is a major contributor to treatment and diagnostic mistakes as well as major frustration on the part of the patient.

Bill Pemberton tells his personal story of his two weeks in the hospital and dealing with multiple treating doctors who did not always communicate well with each other. These glitches in communication forced him to stay on top of his medical situation and be his own advocate to help bridge the gaps in communication among the hospital staff.

 

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Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

Presenter:  Elizabeth Woods, RN

Simple tasks such as dressing and undressing can sometimes be an issue when caring for the elderly. And no one wants to spend their time in institutional clothing such a hospital gown, but for those with physical limitations this can be the easier option. Adaptive clothing can help. Learn more about the many benefits of adaptive clothing for seniors who are living with physical limitations, those who are uncomfortable being touched or moved and the caregivers.

This video includes:

  • Benefits of adaptive clothing for both the caregiver and the care-receiver.
  • Examples: Tops, Pants and Shoes, and Wheelchair Options.
  • Where can adaptive clothing be purchased?
  • How to modify regular clothing into adaptive clothing.

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The Painful Truth About Lewy Body Dementia - A Personal Story

Posted on February 13, 2018

An up close and personal story of caring from a caregiver's perspective -  Dawn Hamilton was motivated to share her experiences of caring for her husband who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia in hopes of helping others who are experiencing this difficult disease. She shares actual footage of her husband John's painful hallucinations, her thoughts and feelings about the difficulties she faced convincing doctors that something was not right, her advice about what she learned along the way, and how laughter helped them get through some of the difficult days.

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Seniors and the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications

Posted on February 6, 2018

Presenter: Carrie Allen, PharmD, CGP

Older adults are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of psychotropic medications which are commonly used to manage behavior and psychiatric symptoms. This video presented by Carrie Allen, a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist covers:

  • What are "psychotropic" medications?
  • Why are older adults at a higher risk for side effects?
  • What are the primary classes of psychotropic medications?
  • Common side effects of anti-psychotics, antidepressants, anti-anxiety, mood stabilizers, sedatives and stimulants.
  • What is psychosis?

This is a must watch for anyone caring for an older adult who has been prescribed psychotropic medications. 

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Investment Seminar Scams

Posted on January 31, 2018

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Seminar fraud and scams are everywhere and the majority of these events present sales materials that are exaggerated, misleading and unwarranted. This video will open your eyes to the crafty techniques scammers are using to increase the likelihood of you participating. Don't be the next victim of an investment seminar scam.

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Has Caregiving Left a Gap in Your Resume?

Posted on January 30, 2018
Topics: Caregiver Info

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Have you had to quit a job to care for a loved one? If so, this time away caring for a loved one may have caused a serious gap in your resume. When you are ready and able to return to work this gap can possibly impact your ability to get a job. Unsure of how to explain your resume gap due to caregiving? Maria offers practical advice about re-entering the workforce after time away from a job caring for a loved one and re-enter the workforce with confidence and ease. 

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Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 2

Posted on December 27, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

For those who struggle to balance caregiving responsibilities with employment duties - life can be stressful and days can be long. There are only 24 hours in a day and when you have so much to do - you sometimes neglect yourself in order to get it all done. In this video Maria offers advice  for keeping your job and saving your sanity. 

  • How to accept advice from friends and family?
  • Resources that can help lighten the load.
  • The importance of support groups and respite care.

Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 1

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Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 1

Posted on December 27, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Are you struggling to balance caregiving responsibilities with your employment duties. Do you feel one or the other is suffering from being stretched too far. If so you are not alone. In this video Maria Wellisch offers her advice for keeping your job and saving your sanity. 

  • Using FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) effectively
  • Tapping into your EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Consider a Geriatric Case Manager 

Employed and Caring for a Loved One - Part 2

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Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 1

Posted on September 25, 2017

Presenter: Linda Sendaula

Linda openly admits that when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease she was in denial and unable to come to terms with what the diagnosis would mean for her and her family. Her husband was the one who researched and learned all he could about Alzheimer's and what his life would look like living with this disease. At her husband's insistence - Linda finally agreed to discuss the horror of the disease and talk about how they would handle his care as the disease progressed.

In this short video Linda shares her story of how she moved from a reluctant caregiver for her husband to being a "professional" Alzheimer's volunteer. 

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Finding My Voice As A Caregiver - Part 2

Posted on September 25, 2017

Presenter: Linda Sendaula

Linda Sendaula cared for her husband who had Alzheimer's for seven years. She went from being a reluctant caregiver to being a "professional" Alzheimer's volunteer. In this video series she shares some of her knowledge that she learned along the way in hopes of helping others who are traveling this journey.

In this short video Linda tell us what surprised her the most as she cared for her husband and watched the progression of this disease. 

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