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Caregiver Training Videos

Realistic Expectations: Assisting in Transitions to Memory Care

Posted on March 3, 2015

Caring for seniors who struggle with memory issues can be challenging. In this video, Wendy Carpenter, a nationally recognized presenter, shares her experience and vast knowledge regarding the decision to enter a memory care environment and the actual transition. Wendy’s presentations are always well received, and participants share that she is knowledgeable, humorous, and most of all -- realistic.

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Preventing Suicide in Senior Communities

Posted on March 3, 2015

Suicide and seniors is a devastating but common occurrence. It’s a delicate topic that can be difficult to address but cannot be ignored. In this video, we discuss how to recognize the warning signs of suicide in seniors and how to create an environment that promotes mental health. The video also helps caregivers understand who may be at risk within a senior community and what crisis response measures can be deployed to prevent suicide in seniors.

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Medicare 101: An Overview of Medicare

Posted on March 3, 2015

As people get closer to 65, they often have questions about what is Medicare, who is eligible, and how does one enroll. In this video, Melinda Sutherland, RN, walks viewers through the Medicare program, starting with the seven-month open enrollment period. If you’re approaching 65 or taking care of someone who is, this video will be highly beneficial. 

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Common Oral Problems in the Frail Elderly

As they age, it is common for older adults to stop maintaining daily oral care. In addition, many seniors suffer dry mouth due to medications, collect bacteria, and have chronic inflammation of their teeth. On top of this there are often contributing factors of soft-food, high-carb diets, along with aging fillings, crowns, and root canals. In this video, Dr. Dirks describes geriatric dentistry, basic oral care techniques, and some basic tips for how to get elderly to brush.

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