February 11th Webinar: Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors

February 2, 2015
elderly woman in hospital

Home caregivers face challenges when loved ones are hospitalized.

Home caregivers know that hospitalization can be difficult for older individuals, as there are challenges associated both with being hospitalized and with transitioning back to home care. Sometimes, home caregivers are not prepared for these challenges.

On February 11, 2015, Home Instead Senior Care’s invaluable Family Caregiver Support series will present an informative and educational webinar on this subject.

The webinar

Entitled “Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors,” the webinar begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern).  The monthly Family Caregiver Support series explores topics that are of special interest to home caregivers and the seniors for whom they care.

The “Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors” webinar will take as its basis new research concerning seniors and hospitalization. Speaker Molly Carpenter will discuss the risk of hospitalization for seniors, outline five ways to help prevent seniors from having to be hospitalized, and talk about specific barriers that could prevent seniors from staying healthy and at home.

As a bonus, participants will have access to several free resources. These include a guide entitled “Five Ways to Prevent Senior Hospitalization,” as well as a Hospitalization Risk Meter intended to help home caregivers assess the risk that as senior may require a hospital stay.

Goals

Home caregivers who participate in the February 11 webinar will learn to:

  • describe five ways that they can help senior loved ones stay out of the hospital
  • identify at least six barriers that have the potential to put an older adult at risk of hospitalization
  • name at least five resources that can help keep senior loved ones safe and healthy at home

The speaker

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 ” Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors” 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.

For more information about the February 11 “Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors ” webinar, click here. To register for the webinar, click here.

The Family Caregiver Support Series will continue on March 4 with a session on “Understanding COPD in Older Adults.”

Writer, Craig Butler

Craig Butler has been writing on a wide range of topics for more than fifteen years. As the National Communications Director for the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Craig regularly writes on a range of health and medical topics. Among the many projects he has written for the Foundation is the Cooley's Anemia Storybook, a collection of original short stories for children with the blood disorder Cooley's Anemia. His freelance work has ranged from reviewing moves and CDs to creating entertainment-related stories about baldness, to creating text for comic strips. Craig looks forward to having a dialogue with you about senior care and issues of concern.

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