Are you a healthcare professional
caring for older adults?
The demands of your clients, especially those suffering from a dementia, as well as their oftentimes difficult families, can lead to burnout.
My own experience caring for my dad has helped me find the positive side and humor in aging, illness and long-term caregiving. I use that to help healthcare professionals see things from the eyes of the family and client.
I offer techniques for communicating effectively, provide strategies to cope with demanding families, and offer tips to avoid burnout … ultimately making your job more rewarding and enjoyable.
Enjoyed the presentation. Will look for information to do a 6-hour presentation for CEUs.
Aging Beats the Alternative SM
offers healthcare professionals a more lighthearted approach to the reality of caring for older adults. These programs help strengthen staff caregiving skills, develop stronger relationships with a client’s family and enable more sensitivity to meet client needs.Bring one of the seminars below to your healthcare team or set up a series. Each qualifies for CEU credits.*
Contact me to discuss your needs or to just learn a little more.
I Want to Know More
- Understand the emotional and physical losses of aging
- Experience five physical limitations of aging using participatory exercises
- Learn best practices for using empathy tools to enhance patient care
- Recognize the increasing ethnic diversity of the aging population
- Understand five healthcare disparities among cultural and ethnic groups
- Identify cultural differences and barriers to seeking treatment
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- Learn the importance of setting limits with clients to avoid burnout
- Recognize five warning signs of burnout
- Develop strategies to minimize the potential for burnout by managing stress and seeking support
How to Deal with Difficult Families.
- Understand the emotions family members experience when a loved one is hospitalized or placed in a long-term care setting
- Recognize the families’ desire to partner with the hospital or facility to ensure their loved one gets the best possible care
- Identify five strategies to prevent and diffuse the families’ difficult behaviors directed at staff and supervisors
Preventing and Detecting Elder Abuse.
- Identify the three types of elder abuse (physical, psychological and financial)
- Learn the risk factors for elder abuse
- Identify five signs of potential elder abuse
- Describe concrete steps you can take to prevent and report abuse
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias.
- Distinguish between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Understand risk factors and behaviors associated with a decreased risk of developing a dementia
- Learn five counter-intuitive techniques for addressing problem behaviors in adults with dementia
Sexuality and Dementia.
- Understand the importance of continuing sexual expression to older adults
- Describe five barriers to sexual expression in older adults
- State the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in older adults
- Learn the complications to sexual expression presented by dementia
Advance Health Care Directives and the POLST Form.
- Realize the prevalent negative attitudes toward end-of-life planning
- Learn five tips for starting the conversation about documenting end-of-life choices
- Understand the Advance Health Care Directive and POLST forms
- Recognize the clinical implications of end-of-life medical care choices
Powers of Attorney and Conservatorships.
- Understand the purpose of a legal power of attorney for financial affairs
- Identify the five-step court process to obtain the establishment of a conservatorship
- Learn the scope of a court-appointed fiduciary’s powers
* Healthcare Professionals Continuing Education Provider Information
- CA Bureau of Registered Nursing: Continuing Education Provider: CEP 15733
- CA Board of Behavioral Sciences: Continuing Education Provider: PCE 5010
- CA Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians: Provider No. V10716
- CA RCFE Continuing Education Vendor Number: 2000127-740-2