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Balance work & in home care

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This presentation is one of many available on senior topics to help families better understand the aging process and find resources to help their loved one remain safe and healthy in their home. To sign up for a workshop please contact our office. Note: Videos and manuals affiliated with this presentation are only available when attending the workshop.
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Balance work & in home care

  1. 1. HOW TO BALANCE WORK AND IN-HOME CARE Workshop for Family Caregivers Serving Jefferson & Clallam Counties Home Instead Senior Care ®© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES FOR TODAY During today’s workshop, you will: – Identify the signs that indicate poor work-life balance – Gain tips and strategies to help ease your caregiving duties – Find out about employer programs and alternative work options – Learn about ways to take care of yourself© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  4. 4. WORK LIFE BALANCE© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  5. 5. WORK LIFE BALANCE How does this balance get out of whack? • Global marketplace; more competition • New technologies (e.g. Internet) • Tough economy • Multiple responsibilities (child care, social and community obligations, caring for aging relative)© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  6. 6. WORK LIFE BALANCE Signs of poor work-life balance: • Overtired or fatigued • Missing important events • Difficulty nurturing friendships • Working extra hours© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  7. 7. CREATING A “CARE TEAM”© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  8. 8. CREATING A “CARE TEAM” Ways to enlist support and bring more balance to your life: • Give each person a responsibility • Communicate with other family members • Be flexible; don’t sweat the small stuff • Track everything you do for one week • Take a break • Hire a professional caregiver© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  9. 9. EMPLOYER PROGRAMS© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  10. 10. EMPLOYER PROGRAMS Options at work include: • Family Medical Leave Act – check with HR • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Alternative work schedules: – telecommuting – job sharing – compressed work weeks – shared leave© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  11. 11. TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  12. 12. TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF • Exercise • Eat well regularly • Take care of • Meditate your health • Ask for help • Indulge • Take a break • Find support© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  13. 13. TO US, IT’S PERSONAL ® Take action! • What is my personal deadline for addressing my work-life balance? • What steps can I take to create a “care team”? • What should I ask my employer about assistance programs or alternative work options? • What will I do to take better care of myself?© Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  14. 14. ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE – LOCAL OFFICE Personal Care Home Helper Services • Bathing & Toileting • Provide Alzheimer’s care • Dressing • Assist with laundry and ironing • Grooming • Take out garbage • Aid with morning and wake-up Companionship Services • Arrange appointments • Provide respite care • Aid with reading, walking • Monitor diet and eating • Write letters and correspondence • Check food expirations • Change linens • Assist with evening and tuck-in • And more… • Stimulate mental awareness • Assist with entertaining© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited. © Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited
  15. 15. Thank You! For additional information about this presentation or Home Instead Senior Care of the North Olympic Peninsula please contact your local office. Port Ludlow – (360) 437-9884 Port Townsend – (360) 385-6357 Sequim – (360) 681-2511 www.homeinstead.com/650© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. © Home Instead, Inc. 2011. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited

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