Elder Options is pleased to introduce a new web learning site specifically designed for caregivers. At this website you can choose from a variety of short courses on different topics related to caregiving. The site is free and open to all, but will be of specific interest to caregivers and health care professionals who work with persons with any form of progressive dementia (i.e. Alzheimer’s, etc.).
This website offers interested persons a chance to learn at times that work best for them. Each lesson is about a half-hour in length. When you go to the web site at www.savvycaregiver.info, click on the subject you want. Some of the choices are presented on the carousel on the front page, but there are others. Clicking on a title will take you to a brief review of what to anticipate in the video. Some of the videos also provide downloadable worksheets and other resources. If books and materials are referenced in the video, you will find links to those as well. To watch the video you just click on the arrow, put on your headset and learn.
Subjects include: Taking Away The Car Keys, Improving Communication Skills, Dealing with Behavior Problems in Dementia, Hiring Caregiver Help and Assistance, How to Work With Doctors, Exploring Cognitive Losses in Dementia, Stress in Caregiving, Building Meaningful Activities for Persons With Dementia and more. There are currently 20 different options to choose from.
This project is offered by Elder Options with technical assistance from New Horizons Learning Center. It has been funded through a generous donation by Renstar Medical Research in Ocala. You are invited to check this out and let me know what you think. You can contact me at (352) 692-5226 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Tom Rinkoski