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The Ab Cs Of Family Caregiving Powerpoint

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The Ab Cs Of Family Caregiving Powerpoint

  1. 1. The ABCs of Family Caregiving The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom Shared Wisdom
  2. 2. The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom 72% have no help Sandwich generation —adult children caught between providing for their own young families and assisting their aging parents People juggle the demands of their busy lives – jobs, children, etc. – all competing for their time
  3. 3. The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom Family caregivers —family members who provide informal care to seniors By the year 2030, 70 million Americans – 20% of the population – will be over the age of 65
  4. 4. How to Help a Senior Remain Safe at Home: <ul><li>Keep the environment simple and uncluttered </li></ul><ul><li>Look for – and eliminate – dangerous objects and situations </li></ul><ul><li>Keep these and other similar substances out of reach or locked up: cleaning or art supplies; medications; poisonous houseplants; etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Use nightlights in halls, bedrooms and bathrooms, and use guardrails on beds </li></ul><ul><li>Install grab bars and non-skid tape in bathroom tubs and showers </li></ul>The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom
  5. 5. Communicating with a Senior: <ul><li>Speak respectfully </li></ul><ul><li>Use familiar terms and concrete words, especially for those with Alzheimer’s </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions that require a “yes” or “no” response </li></ul><ul><li>Redirect the situation when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore verbal outbursts </li></ul>The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom
  6. 6. <ul><li>31% of family caregivers would like assistance </li></ul><ul><li>25% resent family members who don’t help more </li></ul><ul><li>55% of family caregivers appear to have average or significant levels of stress </li></ul>According to a Recent Home Instead Senior Care ® Survey: The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom
  7. 7. <ul><li>Caregiving can be particularly hard for a spouse, especially when the care recipient requires around-the-clock assistance </li></ul><ul><li>When caregivers neglect self care, they end up incapable of assisting those seniors who need their help in the first place </li></ul>The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom
  8. 8. <ul><li>Home Instead Senior Care and Caring Today Magazine recently held an essay contest that had the theme of caregiving </li></ul><ul><li>Prize-winning entry put it succinctly: </li></ul>The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom “ A worn-out caregiver is good to no one.”
  9. 9. Tips for Caregivers to Avoid or Manage Stress: <ul><li>Exercise for 20 minutes at least three times per week </li></ul><ul><li>Eat well </li></ul><ul><li>Meditate </li></ul><ul><li>Attend to personal medical needs </li></ul><ul><li>Get help from family members, friends, volunteers, or professional non-medical caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>Find a local caregiver support group </li></ul>The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom
  10. 10. <ul><li>To learn more about caregiver stress, visit our web site at www.caregiverstress.com </li></ul><ul><li>If you’d like to learn more about our services, or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Instead CAREGiver SM , please contact my office – a local, independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care franchise </li></ul>The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom
  11. 11. <ul><li>If you’d like to learn more about our services, or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Instead CAREGiver, please contact my office— a local, independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care ® franchise. </li></ul>The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom
  12. 12. Thank You! The ABCs of Family Caregiving | Shared Wisdom

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