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What is Guiding Lights? Who do we serve? What Do we do? We have served over 1,000 family caregivers since opening in October 2011

What is Guiding Lights? Who do we serve? What Do we do? We have served over 1,000 family caregivers since opening in October 2011

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  • 1.
  • 2. To be the comprehensive caregiver support center for family and professional caregiving
  • 3. Contrary to myth, most older adults do not reside in a nursing home (more appropriately called a long-term care facility). In fact, only about 5 percent of older adults in the United States reside in a long-term care facility; 24 percent for those 85 or older.
    Long-Term Care Statistics
  • 4. True or False? The majority (more than 50%) of older adults will become senile (defective memory, disoriented, demented) during old age.
    2-3% of adults in their 70’s experience dementia
    5-10% percent of older adults in their 80’s
    20-30% percent of older adults in the 90’s
    Myths and Reality Of AgingTaken From: Linda M. Woolf, Ph.D., Webster University
  • 5. The percent of older adults in the United States has been steadily increasing. In fact, the percent of individuals over 65 in the U.S. has risen from less than 5 percent in 1900 to approximately 12.4 percent 2007, and is expected to reach 22.9 percent by the year 2050
    In 2006 there were 73,674 persons aged 100 or more!
    Minority or Majority?
  • 6. True or False? Most older adults are rejected by their children
    False - Older adults are not rejected by their children simply as a function of their age. Over 70 percent of older adults have a child living in close proximity (within 30 minutes). Over 1/2 of these individuals have visited with one of their children within two days prior to being surveyed
    Tossed Away Because of Age?
  • 7. Each year, family caregivers provide an estimated $257 billion/year in informal care services (National Family Caregivers Association [NFCA], 2005). A majority of people with chronic and disabling diseases rely on informal caregivers, often family members, for the provision of care. According to the 2000 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), less than 13% of persons with disability (PWD) who reported needing care assistance were using paid caregivers.
    It is estimated that 21% of the adult U.S. population provided unpaid care to an adult(≥ 18 years old) family member or friend who needed the care (NAC and AARP, 2005).
    Need in the Community
  • 8. Caregiver age has been found to be a major factor associated with informal care.
    The average age of caregivers in the U.S. is 46, and 58% of the caregivers are between the ages of 18-49
    Spousal caregivers were as likely to be men as women, and men were more likely to provide informal care without assistance from others.
    Women tend to maintain the care giving role longer than men and are less likely than men to request additional informal support.
    National Caregiving Statistics
  • 9. Survey Sample Size: 2,997
    Who would you call to arrange for short or long term care?
    Relative or Friend: 20.5%
    Self: 22.4%
    Medical Support: 22.4%
    Religious Support: .2%
    Area department on Aging 1.9%
    Other 3.5%
    Don’t know: 26.8%
    North Carolina Caregiving Stats
  • 10. 60% of North Carolinians cope with caregiver stress by seeking advice.
    Over 20% of respondents on both surveys indicated needing more help or information in making end of life decisions, managing emotional and physical stress, balancing work and family, and keeping the care recipient safe at home.
    Unlike the national response, caregivers in North Carolina demonstrated a substantial need(37.1%) for more information on “easy activities” to do with the care recipient. This ranks as the second greatest unmet need for North Carolinians and is substantially higher than the 27.1% of respondents nationally who indicated a need for help in this area.
    All care giving statistics for this report taken from:
    Care giving: A National Profile and Assessment
    of Caregiver Services and Needs
    Unmet Needs of North Carolinians
  • 11. Programs and Services
    Family Consulting
    Care Coordinators will be available to counsel family caregivers with respect to the day to day stressors that affect their lives as a result of personal care giving to include such things as:
    • Financial burden of the care receiver to the care giver
    • 12. Long distance care giving
    • 13. Disease and behavior management
    • 14. How to make the decision about placement
  • A comprehensive life management for individuals with dementia and their personal caregivers
    Targeted Mental Exercise Modules
    Hourly on-site program application
    Targeted educational pieces
    Cognitive Measurement Testing Tools
    Fee based service paid by corporate sponsorships/grants and individuals
  • 15. Support Groups
    Support groups will be facilitated at Guiding Lights and at other communities in the area.
    Free service to family caregivers
    Paid by corporate sponsorship or grants
  • 16. Free service to family caregivers
    Donations of books given by publishing companies
    Purchase of books covered by grants and corporate sponsorship
    Resource Lending Library
  • 17. Professional &Family Caregiver Training
    Professional caregiver trainings that will offer CEU’s for AL’s, RN’s, and SW.
    6 or more family caregiver trainings per year
    Potential for local, regional and national trainings
    Trainings paid for by corporate sponsorship, individuals, grants, and pharmaceutical companies
  • 18. CNA Training Site
    The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Course
    is a 125hour North Carolina State approved and
    regulated program which trains individuals to become Level I CNAs.
    Full or abbreviated course
    Competency testing as needed
    Potential for becoming training site for area Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • 19. Onsite training and competency lab for professional and family caregivers.
    Skills Laboratory
  • 20. Resource Referral and Placement Specialists
    Goal: To provide the most comprehensive caregiver guidance in the triangle, e.g. caregivers in their LTC decision making process, etc.
    Paid for by corporate sponsorship,
    individuals and grants
  • 21. Guiding lights will produce DVDs that educate the consumer about long-term care as well as other educational DVDs to assist caregivers in their caregiving roles
    Multi Media Education
  • 22. Provide caregivers with access to preferred providers to assist with the care needs of the care receiver:
    Geriatric Care Manager
    Massage therapist
    Home health
    Durable medical equipment
    Private social workers
    Reverse mortgage specialists
    And the list goes on and on…
    Provider Space“Everyone’s Space”
  • 23. Collaborations exist with the Florence Adult Daycare Center and SarahCare to provide free respite for family caregivers so that they can have peace of mind while they are visiting Guiding Lights.
    Adult DayCare CollaborationFree Respite for Family Caregivers
  • 24. Our LocationOff of Women’s Club Drive in Raleigh3724 National Drive, Suite 130 Raleigh, NC 27612“Camden Building”Call or stop in Monday thru Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9-12919.371.2062