When They're 84: Caregiving for the 21st Century - Details:
With more people living into their eighties and beyond, more boomer-aged retirees are finding themselves taking on the new and challenging job of caring for aging parents. This workshop presents a comprehensive view of how to help your clients address the impact that becoming the caregiver for an aging parent can have on their own physical and emotional health, as well as on marriage and family relationships, retirement plans, and finances. We'll discuss strategies for addressing tough family issues like fairness, sibling rivalry, and shared responsibility. You'll learn techniques and interventions for dealing with the practical concerns of driving, housing, and money, along with the aging parent's own mental and health issues. Finally, we'll talk about how to help clients appreciate the transcendent and spiritual elements of connection, growth, and meaning that can accompany the tremendous responsibilities of caregiving.