Help for working caregivers
More than 42 million individuals in the U.S. are family caregivers. Yet few of these family caregivers identify themselves as such. Why? Because often the things that make you a caregiver just seem like natural things to do as a son, daughter, spouse, or friend.
Failing to recognize yourself as a caregiver can also cause you to fail to recognize the demands and responsibilities being placed on you, and the impact that may be having on your health and welfare.
To support Creighton's caring culture, we are piloting a new benefit offered to working care givers. Creighton has partnered with Home Instead Senior Care to offer a service that provides tools and resources for our staff and faculty who help care for an elderly family member.
The Reliable Resource Guide provides a comprehensive list of Home Instead services, no-cost resources and programs.
Free Monthly Family Caregiver Support Webinars feature common aging and senior care scenarios. Lakelyn Hogan, Ph.D. and Gerontologist with Home Instead, hosts each webinar with a Q&A format following the presentation. To find the schedule, webinar topics and to registration, information can be found at Homeinstead.com/professionals.
More information and resources that can be found on the Senior Care Resources section of the Home Instead website:
- Care Resources covering various topics relating to Caregiving, Senior Health & Wellbeing and Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. Articles include a wide range of topics such as “5 Tips to Manage Work and Caregiving During COVID-19,” “5 Ways to Manage Caregiving Guilt,” “10 Tips for Healthy Aging,” “What is the Difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” and more…
- Information on Home Care Services
- Finding a Home Instead office near you to connect and learn more or to find additional resources
- Sign up to receive Monthly Newsletters (Caring Connections, Senior Care management Insights and Alzheimer’s Reflections)