ONLINE TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
- Alzheimer’s Association: Free e-learning and online trainings
- Sunrise Community Living: Online caregiver trainings
- American Cancer Society: Online Communities and Support
LOCAL CAREGIVER TRAINING
HEALTH OF THE CAREGIVER
- WEbMD slideshow: 14 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
- Take 10: A Caregiver Exercise Program MSU Extension
- Dealing with Caregiver Guilt; from Today’s Caregiver on Caregiver.com
- Video Chat: Working and Caregiving Apr 10 2013 in Spotlight, Working and Caregiving by Denise, Caregiving.com
End of life
Suspected Abuse/Self-Neglect – Follow this link to the Elder Justice Coalition page to find important information about types of elder abuse, warning signs, and who to contact if you suspect abuse or self-neglect.
Preventing Abuse by Family Caregivers – The intersection of caregiving and elder abuse is rarely discussed yet deserves attention. Supporting caregivers safeguards and supports the older adults in their care.
Read the entire 2-page policy brief here: http://www.elderjusticecal.org/docs/Policy_Brief.pdf
Home for the Holidays – For many of us, the holidays offer a once-a-year time to visit with elderly relatives who live at a distance. These holiday visits are a good time to assess what assistance parents or other elderly loved ones might need to safely age in their homes.
Long Distance Caregiving: So Far Away: Twenty Questions and Answers About Long-Distance Caregiving focuses on issues that are unique to long-distance caregiving. Developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), this tool is a gateway to ideas and resources that can help make long-distance caregiving more manageable and satisfying. Also available as a booklet, each of these commonly asked questions has a brief answer. You can read them separately or together for a more complete picture of all the facets of caregiving from afar.
Strategies that Work. From Caregiver Resources, Area Agency on Aging 1-b:
Technology Solutions for Caregivers: The AAA 1-B Advisory Council Ad Hoc Study Committee on Caregiving Technology examined the unmet needs of family caregivers, and assessed the extent to which there are technologies available to address these areas of need. They concluded that there are an incredible number of existing and emerging technologies to address caregiving concerns, and that most are relatively unknown to caregivers. This research resulted in the publication of the Caregiver Technology Solutions booklet, which features 47 different technologies targeted to caregivers.
DrugDangers.com The site has pulled together in a single resource everything related to defective medical devices and drugs in order to promote education and awareness for victims, their families, and the general public.