Caregiver Support Workshop - Updated for 2017
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Learn about the vast array of resources that are available to the caregiver in order to safeguard their elderly parents
4.8 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,852 students enrolled
Created by Tony Rovere
Last updated 2/2017
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know what resources are available for them to take care of their aging parents
  • Learn how to find other resources in your local area to assist you as a caregiver
  • Know how to identify and deal with caregiver stress
  • Understand the correct way to evaluate a nursing home, home health care agency or assisted living facility
  • Understand the legal aspects of caregiving as well as knowing how to properly find the right elder law attorney for you.
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Requirements
  • Nothing. I will provide all of the information and resources they need.
Description

There are currently an estimated 35,000,000 people in the United States alone who are caring for an aging loved one.

And as the baby boomer generation retires...at the rate of 10,000 a day...the strain on caregivers throughout the world will increase exponentially as the "silver tsunami" hits.

Simply put, caregivers need help, and as time goes on they will need more of it.

But The Incredible Thing Is The Amount of Resources That Currently Exist To Assist Caregivers

Yes, there is a massive assortment of services and organizations designed to assist caregivers. The problem is that some of these can be difficult to find.

And that's where the caregiver support workshop comes in.

Learn About The Resources You Have Access To NOW!

After completing this course, you will have the knowledge to...

  • Understand the biggest mistakes that caregivers make, and how to avoid these
  • Find the local volunteer organizations that are designed to assist you
  • Help your aging parents get access to free dental care, free legal advice and dozens of other free services
  • Understand exactly what caregiver burnout is, and what help is out there to help you as the caregiver
  • How to find local sources sources of respite care
  • Get a complete primer on government health care and the differences between Medicare and Medicaid
  • Know how to properly evaluate a nursing home, assisted living facility or home health care agency
  • How to pick the right elder law attorney to guard your family's assets from the massive costs of nursing homes
  • And so much more

Contents and Overview

Through 45 lectures and my own personal experiences as a caregiver, you will learn from my successes and mistakes the best way to take care of and protect your aging parents, while at the same time getting enough support for yourself that you can still live your own life...as you deserve to do!


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with aging parents who is concerned about them...and their responsibilities as a caregiver
  • Seniors and boomers who are looking for help in order to age-in-place and stay independent
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 45 Lectures Collapse All 45 Lectures 03:17:33
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Introduction
2 Lectures 26:48

This introductory lecture will take you through the course, showing you what you will learn and providing a guide for the rest of the lectures.

Preview 05:56

The reason for explaining my care giving story is to establish my own credibility in the field and also to allow the student to profit from my mistakes. Many of the lectures throughout this course are based upon showing my students how to avoid the problems and mistakes I make.

Here I highlight my mistales and the lectures in Section 2 detail these mistakes and offer remedies to the student.

Therefore, while it is the longest lecture in the course it is also the most important.

Preview 20:52
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What I Wish I Knew
8 Lectures 18:30

This lecture will educate the caregiver on what a Power-of-Attorney is, why it is important for caregivers to have access to and the problems you will face if you do not have on in place for your aging parents.

Power of Attorney
02:52

This lecture describes the importance of having a health care proxy in place.

Health Care Proxy
01:52

As a caregiver you will understand what medical directives are and why they are an important part of your caregiving plan.

Medical Directives
02:20

My biggest mistake...and the mistake which compounded all my other problems on my caregiving journey...is explained and I express to the student the absolute necessity of taking action now on all of the topics I speak of in this course...before it is too late!

I Thought I Had More Time
01:29

While it is often difficult to get our parents to talk of their failing health, the more you know the more you can help them in a crisis.

Mom's Health Situation
01:47

It is important to have at least an understanding of the medical coverage your parents have...or you end up in our situation of having "double coverage" and both insurance companies claiming the other was the primary. Not what you want to be dealing with during a health and financial crisis.

Mom's Health Insurance
02:26

Why caregivers should have at least an idea as to where they can find information relating to their finances, just in case they need the information in an emergency.

Mom's Personal Finances
02:30

My most embarrassing mistake...make because Mom has spent time in her first nursing home doing a rehab stint 18 months before her heart attack.

Focusing on the finances as opposed to her health
03:14

Section 2 Quiz
2 questions
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Resources To Assist Caregivers
21 Lectures 01:24:12

Your "go-to" resource as a caregiver

Office of the Aging
02:08

There are many local volunteer organizations that can assist seniors. Some are well known and some aren't. I highlight one of the lesser-known groups that really takes ownership of its mission to help caregivers assisting their aging parents.

Local Volunteer Organizations
04:21

I define the 6 Activities for Daily Living and explain why caregivers need to know them in evaluating whether their aging parents can safely live on their own.

Activities for Daily Living
04:05

Being that I got such a phone for my mother, I show the caregiver how to do the same for their aging parents.

Free Cell Phones for Seniors
03:08

One of the most commonly-asked questions of retiring seniors who often lose their dental care in retirement...where can I go to get free (or at least discounted) dental care and dentures is answered.

Free Dentures and Dental Care
14:23

As seniors age and lose their hearing, finding some means of economically taking care of their hearing is important. Here I show what helped my mother to regain her hearing.

Hearing Aids and Economical Alternatives
04:58

I used free legal advice to get $12,000 of my mother's debts forgiven. I show the student how to find local sources of free legal help and obtain the same results I did.

Free Legal Advice for Seniors
03:46

Here, I show the caregiver not only how to find a free medical alert system but the single most important factor when evaluating medic alert devices.

Free Medic Alert Systems
05:38

Food stamps, or SNAP are often the difference between seniors having to choose between paying for their medications, paying for rent and paying for food.

I show you how and where to apply for benefits.

Food Stamps (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program)
02:51

Here I outline the little-known Cash and Counseling Program that gives direct payments to caregivers and how you as a caregiver can qualify.

Medicaid Payments to Caregivers
03:50

Is your loved one seeking a low-cost transportation option? Here are the details you need to know about...

SCAT Bus for Seniors
03:35

Silver Alert Program
03:20

This program really is a lifesaver for the caregivers of those with dementia and Alzheimer's, making sure that if they wander they can be found.

Project Lifesaver
04:50

This little-known government program allows veterans and their spouses to get assistance with the activities for daily living

Veterans Aid and Attendance Program
02:35

Seniors should not have to choose between eating and paying for their medications. Here I show you how to find programs that can assist you in paying for your prescription drugs.

Prescription Drug Assistance Programs
02:11

These cards can save you 50%-80% off of your medications. I show you how to find them for free.

Prescription Drug Discount Cards
05:32

The JEEP program keeps our loved ones safe in storms and hurricans. I show you how to access it.

JEEP Program
03:04

Providing subsidies for telephone bills and set up fees.

Lifeline and LinkUp Programs
02:42

Providing subsidies for paying our heating bills as well as making our homes more energy efficient.

LIHEAP and the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program
03:00

I explain how to find doctors and dentists that accept Medicaid.

Doctors that accept Medicaid
03:23

Conclusion
00:52

Section 3 Quiz
5 questions
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Caregiver Burnout and How To Deal With It
5 Lectures 25:08

How stressed out are you as a caregiver? This is what we need to find out first.

Caregiver Burnout Assessment
02:16

What is burnout and how do we avoid it?

Defining Caregiver Burnout
07:41

How can caregivers find sources of respite care for themselves?

Sources of Respite Care
06:37

How can you be sure the nursing home is a good one? I show you how to investigate it.

How To Check Out a Home Health Care Agency
07:29

Conclusion
01:05

Section 4 Quiz
2 questions
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Nursing Homes and Assisted Living
5 Lectures 25:25
How To Talk To Your Parents About Caregiving
07:59

How To Check Out A Nursing Home
08:30

Here are tips and ideas to be on the watch out for to combat neglect/abuse at nursing homes.

How To Spot Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
03:05

The best way to check out an assisted living facility

How To Evaluate An Assisted Living Facility
04:59

Section Wrap Up
00:52

Section 5 Quiz
2 questions
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Final Ideas and Course Wrap Up
4 Lectures 17:30

A quick primer on government health care and the differences between Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare & Medicaid…What’s The Difference?
07:40

How to pick the right elder law attorney.

How To Pick The Right Elder Law Attorney
04:51

How caregivers can go about finding and hiring a geriatric care manager.

How To Hire A Geriatric Care Manager
03:51

Course Conclusion - Thank You - Please Rate
01:08

Section 6 Quiz
2 questions
About the Instructor
Tony Rovere
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Caregiver, Chairperson, Long Island Chapter NAIPC

Let me introduce myself. My name is Tony Rovere and I developed this course after having to deal with so many issues with my own aging parents that I realized that "unprepared caregivers" like I was needed help.

The amazing thing was the amount of resources out there to help our aging parents and caregivers as well.

The problem was...where to look for them.

So since my mother's heart attack over 3 years ago I developed a website to do just this, Stuff Seniors Need, and have helped caregivers throughout the country find the resources they need.

Now, after having done radio interviews with politicians, writing for sites like Aging Care and speaking at seminars on the subject, I am bringing my expertise to Udemy.