Webinar Focuses on Seniors’ Loss of Independence

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depressed-300x199.jpgWhile the “golden years” may be a wonderful time of life for many, most seniors at some point must contend with a loss of independence. Home caregivers are usually all too familiar with this situation. Father can no longer safely drive, Grandmother needs help walking up or down stairs, Mom’s hands shake too much to measure out the flour and sugar when she bakes. There is a wide range of activities and pleasures that can be impacted by age-related loss of independence.

What can home caregivers do to recognize approaching frailty, help their loved ones remain as strong and independent as possible, and provide even better care? That is the subject of Home Instead Senior Care’s December 2 webinar.

The Webinar

Entitled “Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence,” this latest in the monthly series of Family Caregiver Support webinars will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time (12:00 noon Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

In general, frailty is responsible for much of the loss of independence experienced by seniors. Many home caregivers, even those with significant experience, may not always recognize when a loved one is becoming frail or may underestimate the extent of that fragility.

Participants in the December 2 webinar will hear a professional speak in a helpful and understandable manner about this situation. The seminar will focus on signs that someone needs help, including physical symptoms, mental or emotional alterations, attention-deficit signals, and environmental clues. Among the “takeaways” from this webinar will be:

Identifying warning signs that indicate health is failing in a senior loved one
Understanding some of the typical fears and concerns related to aging
Discovering ways to fend off frailty and to offer care that focuses on the entire adult — not just the body, but the mind and soul as well
The Speaker

Molly Carpenter, an author, speaker, trainer, and family caregiver who brings years of personal and professional elder care experience and training to the subject, will lead the “Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence” webinar. Ms. Carpenter holds a bachelor of science degree in family science with a gerontology specialization and a master’s degree in education with a gerontology specialization.

For more information about December 2 “Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence” webinar, home caregivers can click​ here.   To register for the webinar, click here.​

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