Many caregivers cannot leave home due to caregiving responsibilities. You can participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home. Join either live or view the archived version within a few day of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free. All times shown are Pacific Standard Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in March 2019…
Tuesday, March 5, 10:00-11:00am
“Hospital to Home”
Program: It can be nerve-wracking when an older adult is admitted to a hospital or healthcare facility. And it’s also likely that family caregivers aren’t thinking about what will happen when their loved one is discharged. However, planning for the returning-home process, right from the start, is one of the best things families can do to help set their loved one up for success. Many issues factor into why older adults may be vulnerable to problems at home after they have been in a medical or rehabilitation setting.
Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist, caregiver advocate, Home Instead Senior Care
Presented by: American Society on Aging and Home Instead Senior Care
Tuesday, March 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
“Supporting LGBT Older Adults”
Program: Learn about the unique needs, issues and concerns of older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), as well as LGBT caregivers and their families of choice. Special attention will be paid to the specific situation faced by LGBT people who are also living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Presenter: Tim. R. Johnston, Ph.D., Director of National Projects at SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders)
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Orange County
Thursday, March 14, 10:00-11:00am
“Supportive Practices for Grieving Caregivers”
Program: The loss of a loved one can have a devastating impact upon those who are left behind. In fact, one might expect to experience intense grief when caregiver-patient relationship is closer and when care has been provided over a long period of time. Family caregivers are especially vulnerable and need tools to cope with the loss. This webinar will focus on the intense grief that family caregivers may experience when struggling with the acceptance of the loss of a loved one.
Presenter: Dr. Eboni Green, RN, family caregiver
Presented by: Alzheiner’s Foundation of America
Wednesday, March 20, 9:00-10:00am
“10 Commandments of Caregiving”
Program: Since 2000, Kim has been providing social work supports to families across the Waterloo Region. In 2018, Kim began a private practice to support individuals and caregivers who are managing a chronic health condition. Kim’s practice provides support to families by assisting them in coordinating their care, navigating health care systems and providing advocacy to their care teams. The aim of this support is to improve health outcomes for both patients and their caregivers.
Presenter: Kim Hill, MSW
Presented by: Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
Thursday, March 28, 10:00-11:00am
“Faith’s Role in the Caregiving Journey”
Program: Rick Hamlin is the executive editor of Guideposts and author of numerous books exploring the power of prayer and faith. His book Ten Prayers You Can’t Live Without was published in 2013 and discusses how you can talk with God about anything. Rick will share encouragement on how to cultivate a relationship with faith and the key roles faith and prayer play in managing a dementia diagnosis and its progression.
Presenter: Rick Hamlin, author, New York City.
Presented by: Help for Alzheimer Families