Collaborative caregiving for aging adults
By Megan Joyner, MEGANF@mailbox.sc.edu
Caring for an aging adult requires a variety of duties like food shopping, transportation to appointments, grooming, housekeeping, and bill paying. Caregiving can bring with it a great deal of stress, especially if the caregiver has other family commitments or is working outside the home. A collaborative effort between family members and service providers can lighten the burden.
Let your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) help your family work together to care for an aging adult.
Webinar: Changing Relationships – You and Your Again Parent/Relative
Learn how to access care options and communicate productively with aging adults who can no longer live independently through an online seminar that can be accessed anytime starting August 16.
No registration is necessary – just log into the EAP website using the username and password “USC” and then scroll down to the middle of the page and click the plus sign below “Online Seminars”.
If you have questions, type them into the “Ask a question” box and you will receive an answer within five business days. All questions and answers will be posted on the FAQ tab.
Newsletter: Sandwich Generation – Caregivers in the Middle
If you are being sandwiched between taking care of yourself, your parents, your own children, or even grandchildren, you may feel overwhelmed. EAP’s August newsletter [pdf] has tips on how to ease your load.
Articles, Tip Sheets and More
Caregivers need support and teamwork from family and service providers. Log into the EAP website using the username and password “USC”. You will find articles and tip sheets that cover topics such as communication, team building and respite care, as well as referrals to community resources such as meal delivery programs.
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