Workshop Series for Caregivers

By: Audrey Adelson, MSW, WLCP

September 14,2012

 

As the population shifts and we begin to see more elderly than we do children in the United States, we must prepare ourselves for the impact it has on our culture in how we do things both at work and at home. The Emory WorkLife Resource Center is sponsoring a fall workshop series for caregivers again this year. As done in years past, the series is designed to help employees and their families manage some of the most common and complex issues pertaining to caring for an aging or sick adult. Caregivers, who are often working full-time and raising a family of their own, can easily become overwhelmed trying to understand and navigate “the system.” These workshops provide caregivers guidance and empower them with more control.

 

The caregiver series includes five workshops again this year, including two new topics related to universal design and aging in place, and another one that helps caregivers understand more about the hospitalization of an elderly loved one. All of the workshops are led by experts in the field of geriatric medicine, gerontology, elder law and aging. Each workshop helps employees in the various stages of the caregiving process by explaining the dynamics involved and providing education to empower them in their role as a caregiver.

 

Being Admitted: A Caregiver’s Guide to the Hospitalization of an Elderly Loved One

October 11, 2012

12-1:30 PM

Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom

Facilitator: Dr. Thomas Price MD., Associate Chief Medical Director,

Department of Geriatrics Emory University School of Medicine 

 

Strategies for Communicating with Loved Ones Living with Dementia

October 18, 2012

12-1:30 PM

Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema

Facilitator: Dr. Kenneth Hepburn Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Education Core Director

Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center 

 

Financing Long-Term Care

October 25, 2012

12-1:30 PM

Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema

Facilitator: Heather Durham-Nadler, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Law office of Ruthann P. Lacey, P.C.  

 

The Power of Universal Design

November 1, 2012

12-1:30 PM

Dobbs University Center Winship Ballroom
Facilitator: Jon Sanford, M. Arch., Director

Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access/Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology 

 

Legal Issues Surrounding Death and Incapacity: Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney

November 8, 2012

12-1:30 PM

Dobbs University Center Harland Cinema

Facilitator:  Heather Durham-Nadler, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Law office of Ruthann P. Lacey, P.C. 

 

Workshops are free and open to all Emory employees and their guests. Employee login and password are required for registration. Seating is limited and registration is strongly suggested.

 

For workshop descriptions and to register go to WorkLife Workshops or click the title above.

Contact Audrey Adelson at (404) 727-1261 if you have questions about the workshop series for caregivers.