Caregivers Need Care Too!
Many times caregivers put their own needs last. This session will examine stress and burnout and how to recognize it and prevent it with strategies for self-care.
- Take a Break: Finding Respite in Caregiving
- Take a Break: Take Care of Yourself
- Asking for Help
- Recognizing my Own Limitations
Losses and Mixed Emotions of Caregiving
There are many losses a caregiver can experience and difficult emotions such as frustration, guilt and fear. Learn how very common these emotions are for caregivers and how to accept and manage them.
- Using Guilt Constructively
- Making Frustration Work for You
- Facing Fear
- Coping with Loss
- Grief in Caregiving
- After the Death
Changing Relationships in Caregiving
This session addresses the changes that can develop among relationships with family members, successful long distance caregiving, and the need for family support.
- Changing Relationships in Caregiving
- Family Dynamics in Distance Caregiving
- Caregivers Need Family Support
- Siblings: Roles, Responsibilities and Parent Care
- Siblings: Working Together on Parent Care
Couple Relationships in Caregiving
The relationship of a couple has its own challenges in a caregiving situation. Learn about those special circumstances and techniques for maintaining that special bond and dynamic.
Speak Clearly, Listen Carefully
Effective communication is vital in our world, but is critical in a caregiving situation. Learn communication techniques that will help to express your feelings in a productive way that is advantageous for the caregiver, care receiver, family members, friends, health care and eldercare services team.
Eldercare Services and Professionals
How to Maneuver Through the Maze - Locating professional assistance with caregiving can be challenging. This session will assist caregiviers in gaining useful information on eldercare service resources that are available.
Episode 1 - Overview
Episode 3 - Caregiving skills
Episode 4 - Asking for help
Episode 5 - When families disagree
Episode 6 - Caregiving at a distance
Episode 7 - Difficult emotions like frustration and anger
Episode 8 - Caregiver approach
Episode 10 - Communicating with someone with a form of dementia