Supporting the Supporter: Family Caregivers of Older Adults

 

Family members provide the overwhelming majority of the care to older adults with neurocognitive disorders or other behavioral health disorders. While crucial to the maintenance of older adults in the community, care provided by family member caregivers can take a significant physical and emotional toll on them. Drawing upon information from Cassie and Sanders’ Familial Caregivers of Older Adults, as well as Schultz and Sherwood’s Physical and Mental Health Effects of Family Caregiving, the main goal of this course is to help human service professionals identify the most common needs of family caregivers. The material in this training is designed to familiarize human service professionals of all levels with the major types of effective clinical and psychosocial interventions that can benefit family caregivers so that they can maintain their quality of life and well-being. The blend of instructive information, interactive exercises, and case vignettes in this course will help you recognize the needs of family caregivers that you serve so that you can provide them with the information, support, and resources they need most.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-MHANY-SFCOA

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Florida Board of Nursing CE

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-MHANY-SFCOA
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Identify family caregivers and the types of care they provide to older adults.
Describe common physical, emotional, social, and financial stresses on family caregivers.
Summarize the most effective types of programs and interventions currently available to family caregivers.

Outline:
SECTION 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
SECTION 2: Defining Family Caregiving
A. Meet Caroline
B. What Is Caregiving?
C. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
D. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
E. Why Do Older Adults Need Caregiving?
F. Formal Caregiving
G. Informal Caregiving
H. Who Are Family Caregivers?
I. Is Caregiving a Gendered Experience?
J. How Many Family Caregivers Are There?
K. The “Typical” Profile of a Family Caregiver
L. “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers
M. Why Do Family Members Become Caregivers?
N. Caring for a “Loved One”?
O. Family Caregiving within Difficult Relationships
P. How Long Do Family Caregivers Provide Care?
SECTION 3: Effects of Caregiving on Family Caregivers
A. Positive Aspects of Providing Care?
B. Caregiver Stress
C. Caregiver Stress - Easy to Spot?
D. What Are Signs of Caregiver Stress?
E. Caregiver Burden
F. Zarit Burden Interview
G. Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire
H. What Is Stressful about Providing Care?
I. What Factors Increase Stress for Family Caregivers?
J. What Are Physical Risks of Caregiving?
K. Effects of Age on the Physical Risks of Caregiving
L. Emotional Risks of Caregiving
M. Gender and Emotional Risks of Caregiving
N. Other Factors Associated with Caregiver Stress
O. The Economic Impact of Family Caregiving
P. The Impact of Caregiving on Employment
Q. Personal Financial Risks of Caregiving
R. Social Risks of Caregiving
S. Impact of Caregiving on Family Relationships
T. Caring for an Older Adult with Major Neurocognitive Disorder
U. The Relationship between Major Neurocognitive Disorder and Depression
V. Effects of Dementia and Depression on Family Caregivers
W. Support for Caregivers when Family Member Dies
X. Role of Ethnicity in Caregiver Stress and Burden
Y. Meet Roberta
SECTION 4: Supportive Interventions for Family Caregivers
A. Features of Helpful Interventions
B. Additional Features of Helpful Interventions
C. Location of Service Delivery
D. Individual Counseling for Family Caregivers
E. Evidence-Based Models of Individual Support for Family Caregivers
F. PLST Model
G. Environmental Skills Building Program
H. Brief Interventions plus Primary Care Visits
I. Evidence-Based Models of Group Support for Family Caregivers
J. Support Groups
K. Caring for Aging Relatives Group
L. Role of Family Counseling
M. Additional Ways You Can Support Family Caregivers
N. Self-Care for Family Caregivers
O. Why Self-Care May Be Difficult for Family Caregivers
P. Stress Management Strategies for Self-Care
Q. Caring for the Mental Health of Caregivers
R. What Is Depression?
S. Additional Symptoms of Depression
T. The Difference between Sadness and Depression
U. Won’t Caregivers Disclose Depression if They Have It?
V. How Can I Support Family Caregivers Who May Be Depressed?
W. Screening for Depression
X. Why Use the PHQ-9?
Y. Treatment for Depression
Z. Managing Stigma of Depression
AA. Using Problem-Solving Techniques to Support Depressed Family Caregivers
BB. Meet Sharon
SECTION 5: Types of Community-Based Services for Family Caregivers
A. Know the Range of Services in Your Community
B. Case Management Services
C. Legal Counsel
D. Transportation Services
E. Nutrition Programs
F. Nutrition Services for Homebound Older Adults
G. Respite Care
H. Adult Day Centers
I. Home Care
J. Hospice Care
K. Financing Caregiving
L. Medicare
M. Medicaid
N. National Family Caregiver Support Program
O. What Does the Family Caregiver Support Program Provide?
P. Meet Angela
SECTION 6: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Resources
C. References

Instructor: Lisa Furst, LMSW
Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH is Director of Public Education for the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC). She develops and implements public education programming that provides information about mental illnesses and their treatment to professionals, paraprofessionals, and the general public. In her role as the Director of Education for the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, a project of MHA-NYC, Ms. Furst creates public education and training/technical assistance programs to educate professionals and the general public about the mental health needs of older adults. She is a co-author of “Depressed Older Adults, Education and Screening” (Springer Publishing Company), a guidebook to help aging and social service professionals establish a model of mental health education and depression screening in community-based aging service programs. She is a graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work and is a licensed social worker in New York State. Disclosure: Lisa Furst, LMSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

 Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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