Are you interested in us speaking to your organization?
When your organization, club or church wants to better understand aging, home care, options for care or to dispel the myths of aging, Continuum has answers.
Barth Holohan, MSW, MBA, President; Cathy Pasierb, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director; and Sue Gilmor, MSW, Director of Care Management are available for your next event with an informative PowerPoint and handouts.
Aging Trends and the Future of Senior Care
- An overview of aging as it relates to frailty
- A discussion of options when some assistance is needed
- Care choices: moving elsewhere or staying at home
- Questionnaire to assist in determining if home care is the right choice
Models of Care: Who Pays for What? Costs? Resources?
- An overview of the care continuum in America
- Payment sources for care: do you or your loved one qualify?
- If private pay is the right choice, what are the associated costs?
- Technology available to forestall in-home care
Senior Industry 101
- Dispelling the myths of aging
- Definitions of retirement community, assisted living, independent living and nursing homes
- Adult day care and when its appropriate
- In-home care and when it is appropriate
The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring In-home Assistance
- Agencies, registries, independent hires
- Questionnaire to determine what is right for you or your loved one
- A primer on what kind of care model best suits you or your loved ones needs
A Geriatric Care Manager’s Role and When it is Needed
- What is a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
- Safety and preparedness for the home bound
- Resources for the home bound
- When confusion begins: What is the first step?
- Overview of Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders
- Tips on caring for a cognitively impaired loved one
- A questionnaire to assist in determining steps for one who is confused
Holiday Frazzle Avoided: Enhancing Family Time Together
- Stress scale test to see what level of stresses are operating
- Ideas for creating less expectations for the holiday season
- Determining when and how to ask for assistance
- Focusing on the positives and letting go of some responsibilities
Identifying Needs from a Long Distance: Family Tips for Spotting Frailty
- A tip sheet on things to listen for when talking over a distance
- Red flags to notice when visiting
- How to start a discussion with the goal of introducing some in-home assistance
- When resistance is met, how to overcome it