A major part of helping your aging parent is to know what senior citizen services are available and how much they cost. Examples would be home health care, senior day care and services available within your parent’s senior living facility. In this talk, we’ll cover the cost and requirements for these services and what you need to know.
When a parent ages or becomes ill, the parent and child change roles. The adult child now needs to love and care for their parent. This is a common dilemma for employees in their 40s, 50s and even 60s. But what if they can’t afford to or don’t want to quit their job? In this presentation, Karen Owen-Lee takes employees through the steps of creating a plan to help the senior relative and not endanger their job. The employee will learn:
Eldercare is unknown territory for most people. Women have an advantage because they are usually the caregiver in the family. However, raising a child is different than caring for an aging senior. The type of tasks might be different with each illness. This class covers the fundamentals of caring and keeping your parent safe with the help of outside services or caregiving by you.
The employee will learn:
The employee will learn how to have The Difficult Conversation with their parent.
The Difficult Conversation includes:
· Identifying the issues - health, housing, finances - that the senior doesn't want to talk about with their children.
· How to begin the conversation.
· How to keep the mood of the conversation light and positive.
· How to maintain control of the conversation.
· How to allow silence to let your parent absorb what’s being said.
· Contact Karen for details!