One of our strong commitments is providing education in our community on important topics related to aging and caregiving. This education empowers individuals to make informed decisions when facing immediate challenges or planning for the future. Each topic is unique and offers valuable building blocks and helpful tools.
Below are commonly requested topics our staff is available to speak on at your association, club, business, church or event. Our experienced consultants are able to adapt a presentation based on the audience’s needs and desired goals. We also collaborate with other organizations and speakers to cover additional topics.
For more information or to schedule an educational presentation, contact us at:
(916) 965-5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senior Care Journey: Options, Resources and Advocacy
Whether you are planning for the future or currently making life-changing decisions, this presentation will provide an overview of the senior care industry and give you important tools to advocate for your aging loved one. Learn about the spectrum of in-home care, out-of-home placement and how to proceed; the importance of knowing your rights and what to expect in medical settings, such as hospitals and skilled nursing facilities; and how to make care transitions as successful as possible. Being armed with knowledge and tools will help you stay calm and coordinate the best possible care for your loved one.
911: The Event Has Happened
At some point during your senior care journey, you may experience a visit to the emergency room, a hospitalization or a skilled nursing stay. This can be a very stressful and overwhelming time, and there are added complications when treating a patient who has confusion or dementia. This presentation offers information about what to expect, being prepared with important documents, working with medical and health professionals, understanding your rights and advocating for the best care for your loved one. You will learn valuable tips to help ease the stress that families face.
Finding the Right Care Setting at the Right Time for Your Loved One
As cognitive and physical abilities decline and become too difficult to manage at home, many families will face the decision of moving a loved one to assisted living or memory care. How do you identify when it is time to make a change? With so many resources and options for finding the right setting, it can be an overwhelming process. We will discuss the challenges that families encounter when considering a move, as well as ways to help ease the transition.
A Daughter’s Journey
Carol Kinsel’s personal experience navigating the senior care maze for her own father changed the course of her life. Her father had Alzheimer’s disease, and she made many mistakes throughout her caregiving experience that could have been avoided. She tells her story to help anyone who might be traveling down a similar path, and hopes to make the journey a bit easier by offering guidance and valuable information she learned along the way.
Preparing and Advocating for Your Loved One’s Medical Care
This talk will give you tools to advocate for your loved ones as they go through their elder care journey. We will discuss how to be prepared along the way, including communicating with the physicians and having a plan for when a crisis occurs. Additionally, we will address the importance of knowing your rights and what to expect in medical settings, such as hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, and how to make the care transition as successful as possible. Being armed with knowledge and tools will help you stay calm and get the best possible care for your loved one.
Anticipating the Transition to a Care Setting
As a caregiver, anticipating having to move your loved one into a care setting can be a difficult time. How do you identify when it is time to make a change in your caregiving situation? How do you begin to explore this transition and cope with the thoughts and feelings that surface? We will discuss factors leading up to a move, important things to keep in mind during your search, and strategies for promoting a smooth transition before and after “the move.”