Are you looking for a speaker on a specific topic related to caregiving?
Members of the Caregiver Resource Network have formed a Speakers Bureau to meet the educational needs of family and professional caregivers, support groups, churches, civic organizations, and other groups within West Michigan.
Our speakers are prepared to present on a wide-variety of caregiver-related topics including:
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care - including information on Behavior Management, Mental Health Treatment for early onset Alzheimer’s patients, and the Use of Psychotropic Medications
End of Life Care – including information on Hospice Care, Grief, Loss and Bereavement; Depression and Grief; and Leaving a Legacy/Telling Your Life Story
Family and Professional Caregiving – including information on Family Planning, Caring for the Caregiver, Caregiver Tips, Family Issues, Dealing with Resistance, Chronic Disease Management, Understanding and Adapting to Aging Related Loss, the Blessings/Positive Aspects of Caregiving, Shopping/Healthy Eating, and Available Community Resources
Hearing Loss – including a variety of information and resources on Dealing with Hearing Loss, Assisting the Hard of Hearing, as well as Understanding the Needs/Issues of the Late Deafened
Legal and Advocacy Issues – including Elder Law, Estate Planning, Caregiver Contracts, Social Security, Veterans Administration Benefits, Medicaid, Patient/Resident Rights, Working with Latino Elderly and Language Accommodation, Guarding Against Financial & Elder Abuse
Leisure Activities – including information on Leisure Activities Designed for use in the Home, Those for Use with Others, as well as Individualized Activities, and Other Available Community Resources for Leisure Activity
Long-Term Care – including an Overview of Long Term Care, Navigating the Senior Care Maze, as well as information on Home Care, Skilled Home Rehabilitation/Preventing Hospitalization, Adult Day Services, Organizing/Downsizing/Decluttering, Real Estate Issues, Making a Transition Easier, Transition into Assisted Living, Helping Parents to Adjust to a Move, Nursing Home Issues including Choosing a Nursing Home, and Paying for Long Term Care
Mental Health Issues – including information on Available Counseling Services, and Older Adult Substance Abuse
Safety and Security in the Home – including information on Home Medical Alarms, Medication Adherence, Proper Disposal of Medications, Remote Caregiving Resources, and Emergency Preparedness for the Aging, Aging in Place, Universal Design/Barrier-Free Living, Fall Prevention, Home Safety
Stress Management – including information on Dealing with Caregiver Stress, Relaxation Therapy, Therapy Dogs, and Pet Therapy
*ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE FREE OF CHARGE*
For more information or to arrange for a speaker contact Mike Faber at (616) 234-3483 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.