Being a family caregiver can be deeply emotionally satisfying. At times, it can also be stressful and overwhelming. Caregiving is a big commitment and older adults may need a wide range of different types of assistance.
This CareAcademy class was created to provide family caregivers with essential tips and support to make this part of life a little easier to navigate.
By the end of this class, you will be able to:
Explain the importance of maintaining a clean environment for both yourself and your loved one.
Demonstrate proper handwashing techniques.
Assist your loved one with getting dressed.
Assist your loved one with a bath in bed.
Demonstrate proper body mechanics when assisting with moving or transporting your loved one.
Safely assist your loved one in and out of a vehicle.
Identify the different modified diets that a medical professional may recommend for your loved one.
Practice ways to make meal time comfortable for your loved one and to help him or her stay healthy.
Practice communication strategies for loved ones with hearing impairment.
Practice strategies for managing caregiver stress.
Identify options for seeking in-home care for your loved one.
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