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Libary Presentaion 3 14 10 Final

  1. 1. Caryn Isaacs, Patient Advocate Lori Metz, Personal Motivational Coach, MSW, LCSW, CCM e-MOTION LIFE CHANGE CENTERS 1711 Sheepshead Bay Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11235 MANHATTAN BROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND LONG ISLAND
  2. 2. e-MOTION LIFE CHANGE CENTERS “ HELP TO PUT YOUR PLANS IN MOTION”
  3. 3. Caryn Isaacs, Patient Advocate • 30 years experience • recognized expert • respected by doctors • researcher • analyst • family liaison • visionary
  4. 4. AGENDA What do we The Caregiver Creating an hope to Assessment Action Plan achieve? How to ask Where are the for help. resources?
  5. 5. Lori Metz, LCSW ,CCM Psychotherapist, Pers onal Motivational Coach • 20 years of experience in health care • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) • Certified Case Manager (CCM) • Biopsychosoical Approach to Wellness • Expertise in Health Care Program Development Patient Safety
  6. 6. What do we hope to achieve?  Understanding Who You Are Bio-Psycho-Socially  Understanding Where You Stand Physically  Understanding Your Emotional Side  Identify Triggers & Barriers  Learn Techniques for Change  Prioritizing Your Needs  Learn Where and How to Get Help  Wellness- A State of Being
  7. 7. The Caregiver Assessment As we go through this session You will mark your Caregiver Assessment Form with the answer that best fits your situation. Later you will be able to assess your own needs and create an action plan.
  8. 8. Understanding Who You Are Self Description Yes No Maybe Do you like to share? Do you like to be in control? Do you like to be responsible? Do you like to sit on the sidelines? Are you introverted?
  9. 9. Understanding Who You Are, continued Self Description Yes No Maybe You like to be a comic? Do you take things seriously? Do you enjoy being alone? Do you like caring for others? Do you like to listen to what others are saying? Do you know yourself?
  10. 10. Understanding Where You Are  Physically  Emotionally  Socially
  11. 11. Your Physical Health Question Yes No Need to think about it Are you in good health? What does that mean? How is your physical health? Are you physically able to care for someone? In their home? Run to store? Are your health care needs being met?
  12. 12. Your Emotional Side Emotion Yes No Sometimes (explain) Are you typically happy? Are you typically sad? Are you typically calm? Are you typically frustrated? Are you typically anxious? Are you typically excited? Are you typically excitable? How would you describe how you feel? Have your feelings changes since you became a care giver? Have your feelings since this crossroad in your life?
  13. 13. Gregory, Disler & Firth (1996) “The care giving routine gradually seemed to become a way of life, particularly for older caregivers, and was accepted as one’s lot or as the way things are.”
  14. 14. Your Social Side Social Indicator Yes No Would you like to change this? Are you single? Do you have children? Do you have close friends? Close family? Do you work?
  15. 15. Your Social Side, continue Social Indicator Yes No Would you like to change this? Do you have to do/help with homework? Do you have help in your home? Do you have financial concerns? Do you have a support jjj system? Do you have any needs that are not being met?
  16. 16. About the one who calls you Care Giver Your Significant Other Yes No N/A, Not Sure, Sometimes Is the condition chronic? Is the illness chronic? Is the condition terminal? Can the person do the following independently: Ambulate? •Bath? •Cook? •Dress? •Communicate?
  17. 17. About the one who calls you Care Giver, continued Your Significant Other Yes No N/A, Not Sure, Sometimes How is the person coping with the condition? • Content? • Happy? • Sad? • Depressed? • Frustrated? • Has this changed the person’s outlook on life?
  18. 18. About the one who calls you Care Giver, continued Your Significant Other Yes No N/A, Not Sure, Sometimes What is the person’s social standing : • Is the person able to maintain the same socialization patterns? • If the person was working – are they still earning an income at the same job? • Different job? • Disability? • Does the persons have hobbies? • Is the person able to leave the house?
  19. 19. Techniques for Change Start With:  Understanding Who Your Are  Understanding What You Can Do, and  Understanding What Is Needed. Developing a Plan.
  20. 20. “We need a plan.” I WISH WE HAD A PLAN
  21. 21. PRIORITIZE  Understanding Who Your Are  Understanding What You Can Do, and  Understanding What Is Needed
  22. 22. PRIORITIZE  Make a list for the daily routine.  Make a list for the health issues.  Make a list for the housing issues.  Make a list for the emotional issues.  Make a time line for each.  Do one thing at a time. Focus on the assignment.  Add new items in priority order.
  23. 23. Triggers & Barriers Each patient & care giver situation is unique Each patient & caregiver will have their own specific “triggers” & “barriers.” Triggers -  What are Triggers?  What are Your Triggers - Barriers -  What are they?  What are yours?
  24. 24. “I knew he was really sick. He hasn’t complained about anything for three days.”
  25. 25. Your Change Pledge From: I recognize that I currently feel ……… frantic, disorganized, paralyzed…… To: I will think before I act, be more organized, make an action plan.
  26. 26. Evaluation & Plan  If you have 8-10 Yes answers; Congratulations! You are ready for your wellness journey. You may want to ask a trusted professional, such as your doctor or a social worker at the local hospital or senior center to provide you with resources on-line and in your community. Don’t forget to prioritize your plan.  If you have 5-7 Yes answers; Congratulations! You are on the right track. You may benefit from speaking to a Patient Advocate or a Psychotherapist/Coach to help you develop and prioritize your wellness plan.  If you have 0-5 Yes answers; Congratulations! You have taken the first steps towards wellness by recognizing that you need help in developing and prioritizing a plan. You will strongly benefit from speaking to a Patient Advocate or a Psychotherapist/Coach to help you develop and prioritize your plan.
  27. 27. How to Ask For Help  Know it.  Ask a friend?  Ask a relative?  Ask your health care provider?  Research on the internet?  Ask at a community center?  Communicate your needs.
  28. 28. Where are the Resources?  Community √ Your Building √ Neighborhood Assoc.  Internet √ Learn Search √ Join Groups  Patient Advocate  √ Research √ Liaison √ Support
  29. 29. Resources – Places to Start Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn sunb.org US Dept. of Health & Human Services Elder Care Locator Zip code listing of government resources eldercare.gov Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE www.aging.ny.gov/HealthBenefits/HIICAPIndex.cfm NYS Health Insurance Counseling 1-800-701-0501. www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/home/home.shtml or 311 https://www.benefitscheckup.org
  30. 30. Counseling Services Counseling services Resources can help by:  Providing a safe place to discuss your feelings & your thoughts  Providing objectivity  An understanding of the impact of what your are experiencing
  31. 31. WELLNESS  Capable, Resourceful  Self Sufficient, Supported  Calm, Serene, Peaceful, Content  Empowered, Satisfied, Happy
  32. 32. Summary  Understanding who you are  Understanding what you need to be the best care giver  Understanding the services available  Understanding why & how to develop a plan  Understanding how we can help
  33. 33. Thank you!  Caryn Isaacs, Patient Advocate 347.965.9222 GetHealthHelp.com  Lori Metz, LSCW, CCM 917.655.9776 PersonalMotivationalCoach.org
  34. 34. Caryn Isaacs, Patient Advocate Lori Metz, Personal Motivational Coach, MSW, LCSW, CCM e-MOTION LIFE CHANGE CENTERS 1711 Sheepshead Bay Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11235 MANHATTAN BROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND LONG ISLAND

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