- One of the many challenges confronting home caregivers is how to best handle the loss of independence that many seniors experience as they age. Home caregivers familiar with this issue or potentially facing it in the future may benefit from our upcoming Home Instead Senior Care webinar on November 12.
Entitled “Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence,” the webinar begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern), and is the latest in Home Instead Senior Care’s invaluable Family Caregiver Support series. This monthly series regularly explores topics that are of special interest to home caregivers and the seniors for whom they care.
Look for warning signs
Loss of independence is a touchy subject, both for the seniors and for home caregivers. It can be related to any number of issues, ranging from sudden accidents to more subtle, longer-term issues.
Caregivers should be on the look-out for warning signs that seniors are in need of assistance; reacting to these signs, whether they be physical, mental, emotional or environmental, can significantly help older adults to maintain a greater degree of independence.
Home caregivers who participate in the November 12 webinar will:
- Learn to identify the warning signs of failing health in older adults
- Gain an understanding of some common fears related to aging
- Discover ways to ward off frailty and help care for the entire older adult – mind, body and soul
Molly Carpenter, an author, speaker, trainer, and family caregiver who brings years of personal and professional elder care experience and training to the subject, will lead the “Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence” webinar. Ms. Carpenter holds a bachelor of science degree in family science with a gerontology specialization and a master’s degree in education with a gerontology specialization.
The Family Caregiver Support Series will continue on December 3 with a session on “Solving Communication Issues Within Families.”