Fairfax Countyâs Spring 2011 Free Seminars for Family Caregivers series offers events to help family caregivers of older adults and adults with disabilities throughout the county. Speakers include experts in law, care management, finances and community resources. The events take place from March through May at locations throughout the Fairfax area.
List of classes that are free
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Caregiving 102 As a family caregiver, how do you know when to help, how to help and who can help? Concerns about safety, nutrition, health and a person's ability to manage on their own can be overwhelming. Learn strategies to help you manage your important caregiver role whether you are the local caregiver or managing long distance.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Understanding Medicare, Medigap, and Medicare Part D Learn the facts about health insurance for seniors.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Understanding the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease Understanding the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease Gain insight into the world of Alzheimerâs disease. Learn strategies to enhance communication and minimize behavior challenges.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Financial Issues for Caregivers Professional long-term care is expensive and can deplete assets quickly. Get in-depth information on how to maximize your resources, stretch financial assets and avoid common money mistakes that caregivers make.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Navigating the Medicaid Maze: Waivers, Eligibility and Documentation Many family caregivers assume their loved ones will never meet the financial eligibility requirements for Medicaid. However, the costs of long-term care can quickly drain even a substantial savings account. At this seminar, you will learn about Medicaid's eligibility criteria, screening process, required documentation, and how to access Medicaid to help fund home-based and nursing home care.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Understanding the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease Gain insight into the world of Alzheimerâs disease. Learn strategies to enhance communication and minimize behavior challenges. Alzheimer's Family Day Center
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Strategies for Difficult Conversations Conversations about sensitive issues such as driving, accepting help in the home, or moving to a safer environment are often difficult. This workshop will help you to prepare, to show respect for your loved one's sensitivities, and have "adult to adult" discussions where you can successfully communicate your concerns.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Strategies for Managing the Stress of Caregiving Don't neglect your own physical, mental and emotional well-being. Learn strategies to manage caregiver anxiety, exhaustion, anger, depression and guilt, as well as tips for cultivating humor during your caregiving journey.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Making Life Easier: Gadgets, Gizmos and Home Modifications Learn about home modifications and inexpensive devices that can help your loved one maintain independence.
Legal Tools for Caregivers As a family caregiver you may need to make legal and health care decisions for a loved one. Learn about legal tools that can help you ensure your loved one's wishes are carried out. Topics include durable power of attorney, trusts, guardianship, and advanced medical directives.http://dmvblogspot.bloggieblog.com/4025/4025.html
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