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Daila Boufford 
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 
703 706-4600 


Online Event 


Archived Recording:

Caregiving for Older Adults:  Options, Strategies and Self-Care

Anyone can find themselves in a caregiving role, whether sudden or planned:

--The Baby Boomer whose mother had a stroke and can no longer live alone

--The grandparent who is raising a grandchild

--The parent whose adult children are still living at home or has returned home

--The family member who babysits or provides rides to and from school for a relative

Regardless of your age or whether you fit all the demographics of The Sandwich Generation, Baby Boomers, Boomerangers, Step Families, or other defined segments of the population, it is very likely that you will find yourself in a caregiving role one day.  Or maybe you are a caregiver now.

One out of four people in the U.S. provided care in the past year…and the number of individuals needing care will mushroom dramatically between now and 2030, when Baby Boomers reach 65.  

Plus, people are living longer these days…sometimes facing illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, terminal cancer, and many others.

The need for caregiver training and assistance for individuals, families, and communities has never been greater. AAFCS is offering this webinar to meet that need.

AAFCS is proud to offer the following educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

Caregiving for Older Adults:  Options, Strategies and Self-Care

Presented by Andrew Crocker

Archived Recording:  90-minute program 

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 Bundled Pricing Discount when you purchase 3 webinars together. 

In just 90 minutes, you will learn how to make caregiving work for you and for your family and what steps to take now to prepare for the day when you will step into a caregiver role.

We will cover essential elements such as:

  • Understanding the full range of options available for care and the pros and cons of each
  • Evaluating in-home care personnel, retirement homes, independent living facilities, continuous care facilities  
  • Preventing caregiver burnout and the build-up of resentment
  • Building a “care network”
  • Creating a necessary structure that will lead to more freedom for both parties
  • Avoiding conflict and solving problems in a respectful manner
  • Understanding long-term care insurance and other financial/legal ramifications of caregiving

Everyone has a role to play in caregiving—whether you are across the street or an ocean away. And the level of care varies widely. Even if your loved one is perfectly healthy, for example, you and your family, neighbors, and even the community may be able to help with the myriad of logistical care issues that arise throughout the day from taking medication on time to getting to doctor appointments.

Why is it important to plan ahead for caregiving?  From destruction of family relationships, to loss of income, stress, and even abuse and neglect, the ramifications of not planning ahead can be severe.  And there are practical issues that can be addressed before the situation because urgent. For example, in some areas there is a 2-3 year waiting list for facilities, particularly for Alzheimer’s’ patients.

This webinar will give you the tools you need to get the conversation started in your family.  

 About the presenter: As an Extension Specialist in Gerontology and Health, at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M, Andrew Crocker's main focus is the health and well-being of the aging population. His role is to support the Family and Consumer Science County Extension Agents in their outreach efforts to the elderly population in their counties. He is the author of a six-lesson series intended to help older adults improve their memories through use of memory strategies, proper nutrition, and medication management. His research interests include development of web services for older adults as well as sex education and disease prevention in the older adult population. Andrew holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.S. in Gerontology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Who should register?  This webinar is ideal for anyone who is in a caregiver role now or is likely to be in one at some point in the future.  The program was developed with FCS professionals in mind—particularly those who develop community programs or work with the aging population or families.

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