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Caregiving at Home

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Meramec | Wildwood

Caregivers — sometimes referred to as informal caregivers — are unpaid individuals who help assist others with daily living and/or medical tasks. Oftentimes, caregivers are a spouse, partner, family member, friend or neighbor. The work is important and often not easy. You’re not alone. Join our experts and fellow attendees who, like you, are considering the tasks of caregiving. Held at our Meramec and Wildwood campuses, this series covers a range of helpful topics to support you and, ultimately, those for whom you care.

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Medications and Pain Management

Pain management is one of the most important aspects of post-surgery care, and it can be vital for someone with a chronic condition. Learn from a senior issues expert about medications and current trends in pain management for seniors. While this course is primarily for nonprofessional caregivers, portions of the course may be very useful to professionals providing care for family or friends.
AHCE:701 | 1 session | $17.50 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P01 M 6-8 p.m. | Catherine Kush
Jan. 27 | MC-CE

Dementia Diagnosis and Behaviors

In this interactive session, learn the early signs of dementia and coping methods after diagnosis. Have questions related to dementia progression and the different areas of dementia diagnosis, including Alzheimer’s, answered by a senior care expert.
AHCE:701 | 1 session | $17.50 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P02 M 6-8 p.m. | Catherine Kush
Feb. 10 | MC-BA, 114

Caregiving Resources

Of the nearly 44 million family caregivers in the United States, many are often over-burdened and under-informed. Both the caregiver and care-receiver will benefit from having access to quality resources that support them in their respective roles. Learn valuable information about the basics of caregiving and receive helpful resources and tips for navigating your role as a family caregiver.
AHCE:701 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P05 M 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 24 | MC-BA, 114

Fall Prevention and Screening

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in those over age 65 and, for that reason, fall prevention is a national health priority. Wondering how your balance and gait compare to national averages? Come and perform a variety of balance and gait assessments and find out! This class will also provide fall prevention tips from experts in the field.
AHCE:701 | 1 session | $34 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P08 F noon-3 p.m. | Julie High
March 6 | WW, 208

Caregiving at Home or in a Facility: Which Is Better?

The need for caregiving in the home may occur suddenly with an illness or injury or, as with chronic illness or frailty due to aging, it may develop over a period of time. A variety of factors should be considered when the need for caregiving arises. Join us to explore and compare home- and facility-based options when individuals need increased assistance with everyday tasks. Discussion about the range of services provided through home care agencies will include non-medical support such as housekeeping, shopping and errands, bathing and personal care as well as medical services like physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and wound care. We will explore community services such as adult day care and respite care that may be beneficial to caregivers who wish to continue providing care for their loved one in the community. Discussion will also cover the different levels of facility-based care including skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care.
AHCE:701 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P04 M 6-8 p.m.
March 9 | MC-BA, 114

Caring for Aging Parents: Best Practices

Helping those you love navigate the changes they are facing in their golden years can seem daunting. New challenges relating to their activities of daily living, transportation and medications can leave you feeling overwhelmed. In this class, an expert on senior issues will answer questions and set out best practices to deal with the challenges you may face while caring for those you love.
AHCE:701 | 1 session | $17.50 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P03 M 6-8 p.m. | Catherine Kush
April 6 | MC-BA, 114

Loss as a Senior: Coping With Loneliness

Loss as a senior can present unique challenges to those who experience it. Isolation, depression and persistent feelings of sadness can all be outcomes of the loss of a loved one and can be especially difficult to cope with as an older adult. In this class, learn coping methods and resources specifically aimed at helping you or a loved one work through these emotions.
AHCE:701 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P06 M 6-8 p.m.
March 23 | MC-BA, 114
P07 M 6-8 p.m.
April 20 | WW, 204

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