Seniors Caring For Seniors - Coping With Stress: A Mechanism For
African American Elders. - This
caregiver training will help African American Caregivers identify
the warning signs and symptoms of stress and develop specific skills
to remedy it.† The training will focus on an African American approach
to stress: Spirituality/meditation, positive self concept, family
interaction and personality.
Should I, can I, Stay in my Present Residence, and If I canít
What Can I Do?† How caregivers Can Help - This program will
explore the information and techniques that a caregiver needs to
assist an older person make decisions concerning their living arrangements.†
The training will focus on realistic expectations for the African
American elderly community.† Alternative housing arrangements, community
resources, how to access these resources and how to help the older
person make these decisions will be addressed.
What Are HMOs, Their Advantages And Disadvantages, And How Can
I Get What I Need From Them - This session will address the
what is an HMO, why join an HMO, how do HMOs work, Advantages and
disadvantages of HMOs, and how best to use the HMO.† The emphasis
will be on helping a caregiver to assist an older person answer
important questions relating to HMOs.
is Normal Aging - The purpose of this 1Ĺ hour training session
is to assist participants to identify their personal attitudes towards
aging, and identify the normal biological and psycho-social aspects
of aging.† The session assists participants to identify their attitudes
on aging, explores myths of aging and identifies and discusses the
normal aging process.
Information, Papers and Record Keeping - Why Do Families And
Agencies Need To Organize Vital Information And Important Papers?†
A Discussion.† The purpose of this training is to identify what
information is important for older persons when caring for medical,
social service, financial and/or placement programs.† It also provides
suggestions for organizing this information, and involving the older
person in this task.† The training will: identify why information
is important and necessary; identify what information is important;
identify methods to store information and discuss how caregivers
can enlist the older person in locating organizing and storing vital
The purpose of this session is to create an enhance the awareness
of the participants of the elements which increase the effectiveness
of communication with older persons and their families.† This program
will assist participants:
To understand the basic elements of communication
and to practice these elements in a classroom setting.
To learn specific communication skills and practice
them in the classroom setting.
To gain greater awareness of how personal attitudes
and values impact on communication.