Elder & Child Care

Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones

In this four part series, gain practical, legal and emotional insights on how to help your aging family and friends while still caring for yourself.

Elderly mother and daughter walking on a leafy fall trail

10/18 - Advanced Directives 1

This presentation will discuss Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Do Not Resuscitate Orders. The presentation will  discuss why each of these directives is important and how a person might choose to have them prepared. Finally, the presentation will discuss important provisions to include and forms to use for some of the directives.

10/25 - Successfully Navigating the Eldercare Maze 

Caregiving for an older adult can present significant challenges for individuals and families. Caregiving frequently begins at the onset of a health emergency. Decision making many times reflects the emotional reactions of the family and therefore can be fraught with mistakes that result in future problems. Numerous caregiving issues can arise including; how to care for a person at home when they are not able to care for themselves, how to select home care services, should modifications of the person’s home be made or should they move to s senior living environment? What benefits are available to support long term care costs and how does the family afford the cost of care? What legal planning steps are available to protect a person’s dignity and assets while supporting the final stage of life? Participants will learn how to collaboratively design a care-giving map for and with older adults. Through recognizing when an older adult may need supportive services, programs and/or products to maintain their independence and aging in place. 

11/1 - Advanced Directives 2

This presentation will discuss Powers of Attorney and rights of disposition. The presentation will also discuss why these directives are important and how a person might choose to have them prepared. Finally, the presentation will discuss important provisions to include and forms to use for some of the directives.

11/8 - I'm the Owner, How Can I Be The Caregiver Too? - A Daughter's Journey

Drawing from her personal experience as the owner of a homecare agency, learn about the differences between a Home Health Care Agency and a Non-Medical/Custodial Homecare Agency.  Connie Hill-Johnson will share her personal journey of caring for an aging parent with dementia and navigating care issues while wearing her "provider" and "daughter" hats. Participants will learn about valuable tools to use when identifying the best agency for specific eldercare situations.

Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones
Fridays at 12:30
10/18 to 11/8/2019
Mandel Center Room 108
Please register!

Eldercare Consultation

As family members age, you may feel overwhelmed trying to balance your needs with the needs of your aging relatives. The elder care counselors can help you recognize when an older relative needs help, care for older relatives from a distance, talk to parents who may resist help, understand and locate housing options.

A comprehensive assessment of your elder care needs and concerns will be completed.

Referrals to community and nationwide services include:

  • Residential options
  • Home care
  • Geriatric assessments
  • Adult day care
  • Support groups 
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Hospice care
  • Legal issues
  • Alzheimer's care

Contact EAP provider, Impact Solutions to get started at 1-800-227-6007.

Child Care Consultation

Whether you are an expectant parent or have children well into their teens, you will receive personalized consultation and assistance in locating childcare services with the help of a childcare specialist.

By accessing a database of child care provider resources and links to several community resources in and around your area, the child care specialist provides referrals for youngsters ranging from infants to teens.

The childcare specialist can offer information on how to evaluate the quality of childcare programs or providers, consultation and education on child development and parenting issues, written information and practical tools such as booklets, checklists and guides.

Referrals to community and nationwide services include:

  • Day care centers
  • Family day care home providers
  • In-home providers
  • Before/after school and preschool programs 
  • Summer programs
  • Emergency/temporary/mildly sick care programs

Contact EAP provider, Impact Solutions, to get started at 1-800-227-6007.