Family Care Survival Course
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Family Care Survival Course

Designed for adult children of aging parents
5.0 (1 rating)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3 students enrolled
Created by Tracey Lawrence
Last updated 7/2020
Current price: $16.99 Original price: $24.99 Discount: 32% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to prepare for and navigate through the process of assisting aging parents without injury to yourself
  • Having living, aging loved ones in their lives

If you have living parents, you may be noticing changes in them. These are stressful times, and formerly independent people are showing their vulnerability. Are you having to help them more? Are you prepared to get more involved? What do you need to know in order to protect them, your family and yourself?

Who this course is for:
  • Working adults who have concerns about their aging loved ones
Course content
Expand all 35 lectures 02:05:47
+ You May Already Be a Caregiver
6 lectures 19:50

This lecture will introduce you to the concept of family caregiving. You will learn what it means, why it's dangerous and how to identify people in your life who may need to rely upon you in the future.

Preview 02:21

I'm Tracey Lawrence, author of "Dementia Sucks: A Caregiver's Journey: With Lessons Learned." I am uniquely qualified to deliver this content and I'll tell you why that matters in this section.

Preview 08:36

What is a caregiver? Why should YOU care? Because it can be DANGEROUS, that's why!

Section 1.3: What is a "Caregiver" and How does this happen?

And it's deep!

Section 1.4: Goals of this course

It's OK! You've got this. You can open the PDF in the Resources folder (using the free Adobe Reader for best results) and answer the questions. Some of the questions are strictly for you, so there are no right or wrong answers. When you're done, download and open the Answer Key to see how you did.

Section 1.5: Quiz Time!

Yes, I know. Homework sucks. But not for you! You're taking this course to learn really valuable stuff that just may save your life. So be of good cheer, download the PDF and read it to get prepared for the next information-packed section!

Section 1.6: Homework
+ Protecting Yourself from the Hidden Dangers of Caring
9 lectures 41:04

Becoming a well-prepared Caregiver starts with a tough talk. What are the obstacles? How do you get stubborn parents to cooperate?

Section 2.1: Introduction

Remember "The Facts of Life"? This is just about as awkward and more important.

Section 2.2: The Obstacles

This was in your homework. Here, we'll review what each topic entails and why they're all important.

Section 2.3: The 8 Topics You Must Discuss

This just isn't natural. They are the parents. You are their kid. Try to put yourself in their position.

Section 2.4: Why is it SO Hard?

Push too hard, and you'll lose them.

Section 2.5: Don't Push Too Hard

Enlist co-conspirators. It may be easier than you think!

Section 2.6: Another Grown-up in the Room

Another fun quiz! Download the PDF from the Resources folder, take the quiz, and then download and review the Answer Key.

Section 2.7: Quiz Time!

Here's what we've covered in Section 2.

Section 2.8: Summary

Here's a free sample of "Dementia Sucks" for your reading pleasure. These pages have been selected to prepare you for Section 3.

Section 2.9: Homework
+ Nothing is More Expensive Than Doing Nothing!
7 lectures 25:05

People tend to drag their feet when it comes to taking certain actions, believing them to be "too expensive." In this section, we'll learn about what's TRULY expensive.

Section 3.1: Introduction

Let's explore the concepts of "Advance Directives" and "Guardianship" to inspire taking action before it's too late.

Section 3.2: The Legal Basics

Here we'll learn what the most important and useful legal tools are and why the right professional can make all the difference.

Section 3.3: What you must get

Families can be a blessing and a curse. Focus on the former and maybe you can be spared from the latter.

Section 3.4: Family Collaboration

See how well you absorbed the concepts in this section. Download and take the Quiz in the Resources folder. Then download the Answer Key to see how you well you did.

Section 3.5: Quiz Time!

What have we learned? The right lawyer = GOOD. Not planning for Medicaid = BAD. Waiting = BAD. Are we having any fun yet?

Section 3.6: Summary

There's always a method to the madness. This blog post (click the link in the PDF to get there easily) will give you some food for thought and context for the next section.

Section 3.7: Homework
+ Section 4: Planning With "The End" In Mind
8 lectures 23:54

What's a "Good Death"? It's time to look at the end of life from a more grown-up perspective.

Section 4.1: Introduction

Planning is important. Knowing WHAT to plan for will make that task easier.

Section 4.2: Creating a Smart Plan

Just about everyone would prefer to live in their own home forever. It's possible for some with planning. But sometimes, it's just impractical. Here we discuss the ways one can live with support as they age.

Section 4.3: Housing Options

Caregivers deserve respect, gratitude and compensation. Making it clear and legal is a step few take, but absolutely should.

Section 4.4: The Caregiver Contract

As a society, we need to grow up and face this. Death is part of life. We all die. It's all a matter of how. Making the transition as painless as possible is a great gift.

Section 4.5: What Constitutes a "Good Death"?

Here we go again. You know the drill: download the Quiz PDF from the Resources folder. Take the Quiz. Then download the Answer Key to see how you did. You're beginning to enjoy this, aren't you?

Section 4.6: Quiz Time!

Now you know why Estate Planning is so important for everyone and why you should work with a professional who specializes in Estate Planning and Elder Law.

Section 4.7: Summary

The homework for this section is from a paper published by professors from Harvard Business School. You'll learn about the disconnect between employers and their staff-members who are caregivers. This may ring some bells for you.

Section 4.8: Homework
+ Section 5: Taking The Best Care for Now and Later
5 lectures 15:54

In this section, we'll start applying the lessons of caregiving to YOUR life and look at the trends impacting your future.

Section 5.1: Introduction

Humans don't like to believe anything bad will ever happen, but now you know bad things DO indeed happen to all of us. Planning for your future will have an impact on you and your family.

Section 5.2: Your Future

You've learned a lot here and it's up to you to APPLY what you now know. You won't be sorry.

Section 5.3: Summary

Dementia really does suck, and you want to avoid it if at all possible. These are some resources to help you understand how to steer clear of cognitive decline and possibly even reverse it.

Section 5.4: Bonus Lecture - Maintain Your Brain

In gratitude, I welcome students of the Family Care Survival Course to take advantage of having a complimentary consultation with me. Here's how.

Section 5.5: Special Offer and Thanks