There’s no doubt that aging parents and other seniors face challenges as they grow older. Often, aging parents suffer severe declines, leading to a state known as frailty, and this can have an impact on their independence. Unable to do as much for themselves as they have in the past, they may feel angry, sad, depressed or they may experience other emotions. In addition, if they are no longer able to get out of the house on their own, they may experience a growing sense of isolation as they see less of their friends, families, and neighbors.
Knowing how to delay or work with this loss of independence and/or the isolation which may accompany it is the topic of an upcoming webinar that many home caregivers could benefit from.
“Loss of Independence and Isolation” is the latest entry in the ongoing series of Family Caregiver Support webinars. It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time (12:00 noon Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The webinar series is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Those participating in this webinar will leave the session with the ability to:
- Identify the warning signs of failing health in older adults
- Understand some common fears related to aging
- Discover ways to ward off frailty and help care for the entire older adult—mind, body and soul.
Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.
Home caregivers and those who wish to support them who desire more information about the December 6 “Loss of Independence and Isolation” webinar can click here. To register (for free) for the webinar, click here.