Greetings to you from my boisterous + messy desk :)
It's been a month since I have completed my hand analysis certification and I find the work that is crossing my desk draws upon my palliative care expertise so I am weaving that into both my creative offerings + hand analysis practice.
I was inspired from a very well received presentation I did in September for the Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia. Next week I am adapting it and will be offering it as my first free hour-long webinar! It is on the topic of navigating health changes faced by frail elders + how to be an advocate / open up important conversations in a simple framework.
This presentation is for anyone who identifies as a caregiver for a frail elder.
My working definition of a caregiver includes both being a formal / professional caregiver such as a nurse, care aide, massage therapist, home support worker etc to being an informal / family care giver. This might mean that you are helping an elderly neighbour who lives down the hall, visiting a grandparent who lives in a care home or generally find yourself in close proximity to elders who need more and more help with everyday stuff.
A frail elder is someone who is 65 years old or older who needs assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, cooking or mobilizing. Often they are living in an institution such as a nursing home.
Objectives of this presentation include:
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