The holidays are a good time for family caregivers returning home to
their loved ones to tune in to the signs that an older family member or
friend may need extra help to remain safe at home. To learn more about
those signs, register for the free Home for the Holidays web conference, moderated by a representative from the Home Instead Senior Care®
network, hosted by the American Society on Aging (ASA), and
co-sponsored by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and
the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC).
The web conference is
being offered on two dates and times: Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m.
Eastern Time, or Monday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. To register, go
easy for busy family caregivers to overlook the subtle signs that a
senior loved one needs assistance,” said Mahnaz Pourian. “But during the
holidays, when many return to their childhood homes, the difference
between your last visit and now can highlight those red flags.
of potential trouble can be evident in a senior’s home – such as
spoiled food in the refrigerator and piles of unpaid bills – or personal
indicators such as episodes of confusion or dirty and unkempt
clothing,” Pourian added.
Being together for the holidays may
reveal some problems that have been overlooked, or gone unnoticed, due
to long distances or busy schedules. The web conference will feature
information about countering senior resistance to assistance, as well as
resources that can help family caregivers and senior care
professionals. We encourage you to sign up today!
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