SUMMARY OF CONTENT
Although many older adults maintain their independence, some older adults, especially those with chronic conditions may need assistance from others. Often family members or friends may assume the role of caregivers for older adults. The use of the term “caregiving” implies a wide range of activities. Some caregivers provide minimal assistance such as transportation, shopping, or helping with finances or medications, while others may be providing even more assistance such as physical care such as bathing feeding, and have full responsibility for giving medications and other treatments.
This module includes a discussion regarding the common issues faced by all older adults and their caregivers (ie. living arrangements, driving, and planning for end of life decisions. There is also content about evidence-based programs that are being used to help caregivers of older adults with dementia.
Laura J. Bauer, MPA is the Director of National Initiatives at Rosalynn Carter Institute (RCI) for Caregiving. She is a co-author of the Institute’s signature training program, Caring for You, Caring for Me – Education and Support for Family and Professional Caregivers, 2nd Edition.
Podcast Topic and Location:
“A Discussion about Caregiving”
In this podcast, Ms. Bauer discusses the challenges family caregivers face, evidence based programs to support family caregivers, and the role of the Rosalynn Carter (RCI) for Caregiving.
Podcast can be located within the powerpoint (above) – Slide #22 or by clicking this weblink: https://gsu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/i.do?u=b4c16a146fc24fa
CASE STUDIES and DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Instructor Notes – Instructor Notes – Family Caregiving for Older Adults
Presentation Handouts – Handouts – Family Caregiving for Older Adults
References – References – Family Caregiving for Older Adults