Caregiving for Aging Parents: Your Stress & Quality of Life

Knowledge that will help to reduce surprises and the stress associated with caring for parents, later life, and housing.
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Distinguish between myths and facts of older adults
Define successful aging
Identify physical health issues in aging
Identify mental health and cognitive concerns in aging
Negotiate a balance between work and caregiving
Construct a balance between caregiver stress and rewards
Arrange for professional assessments and caregiver resources
Identify family issues involved in consumer-directed and community-directed care
Identify legal and financial planning concerns
Explore different living arrangements

Requirements

  • No additional software is needed.
  • Students should have a curiosity about gerontology and elder care.
  • Students who have caregiving responsibilities or who have friends in elder health care will find stories to be similar to their experiences.

Description

This course focuses on the basic questions about caregiving to older adults. You will learn facts about the 65 and over population. This product is organized with Content, Objective tests, and Exercises that place you in the position of a caregiver. Animated Engagement scenarios featuring the Ayudar family illustrate the central theme of each module.

  • Distinguish between myths and facts of older adults
  • Define successful aging
  • Identify physical health issues in aging
  • Identify mental health and cognitive concerns in aging
  • Negotiate a balance between work and caregiving
  • Construct a balance between caregiver stress and rewards
  • Arrange for professional assessments and caregiver resources
  • Identify family issues involved in consumer-directed and community-directed care
  • Identify legal and financial planning concerns
  • Explore different living arrangements

Take this course if you desire a systematic introduction to the caregiving responsibility. Over 34.2 million adult American provide unpaid care to an adult 50 or older for an economic value north of $237 billion.

If you are a caregiver, you are not alone. This course will provide you with the information you need to know the resources available to you and your care recipient. Also, learn about the health concerns that you should be concerned about as your care recipient ages. If you are interested in gerontology, this course will get you up to date on the latest statistics and projections concerning elder care in the United States. If you are aging, you will find the outline of a road map for successful aging including social, mental, and physical exercise.

Who this course is for:

  • You SHOULD take this course if you are feeling unprepared for the caregiving responsibility.
  • You SHOULD take this course if you are curious about the statistics and organizations providing caregiving information and support.
  • You SHOULD take this course if you want to be a better informed caregiver.
  • You should NOT take this course if you need specific meditation and stress management techniques.
  • You should NOT take this course if you need something more than being pointed to resources (e.g. Filing Advanced Directives, etc.)

Course content

5 sections22 lectures1h 16m total length
  • Course Introduction
    02:44
  • V01: Jillian and Daughter Penny Discuss Grandma Rachael's Party
    01:33
  • Myths & Facts as an Introduction
    06:19

Instructors

MAWMedia Group, LLC
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MAWMedia Group, LLC produces training in a number of areas both academic/scholarly and popular/leisure. The firm is anchored by Chairperson & CEO, Michael A. Wright, PhD. The firm creates engaging training content in the areas of Self-Discipline, Personal Success, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Social Work, and Goal Setting.

MAWMedia Group, LLC produces training in a number of areas both academic/scholarly and popular/leisure. The firm is anchored by Chairperson & CEO, Michael A. Wright, PhD. The firm creates engaging training content in the areas of Self-Discipline, Personal Success, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Social Work, and Goal Setting.

Serial Entrepreneur
Michael A Wright
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 246 Reviews
  • 5,299 Students
  • 5 Courses

I’m an retired social work educator with an expertise in community practice, trauma recovery, and financial empowerment. I’m also a prolific author, author coach, and entrepreneur. Those who know me know me as the Mentor.

My expertise begins with my Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social Work. It extends through multiple books, both written and ghostwritten.