Part of the Home Instead Family Caregiver Support Series
Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CE Credits approved for all ASA web seminars.
If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – firstname.lastname@example.org
Often caregivers assume that mental health issues such as depression are a normal part of aging. That assumption is wrong. However, there are as many as 8.4 million family caregivers in the U.S. supporting those living with emotional or mental health conditions (2016 On Pins & Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness Study). These caregivers face unique challenges that can cause a heavier burden of care and higher stress levels than that experienced by a typical family caregiver. This month’s web seminar will overview mental health caregiving and a new resource for family caregivers called “Circle of Care” that was developed by the National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of mental and behavioral health issues among older adults;
- List the unique challenges for mental health caregivers; and,
- List resources available to aging adults with mental health issues and their caregivers.
Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.
Target Audience: All