Baby Boomer Balancing Act: Supporting Clients who Manage the Care of an Older Adult | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Baby Boomer Balancing Act: Supporting Clients who Manage the Care of an Older Adult

 


Friday, August 2, 2013Preferred registration deadline: July 26th

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

3 CEUs

Adjunct Faculty, Brown School
Association St. Louis Chapter Family Services Director, Alzheimer's
Cheryl Wingbermuehle, MSW, LCSW

As people are living longer, many are contending with progressive illness or increasing disability and are cared for by family members. The caregivers are often balancing daunting responsibilities to their aging loved ones, to other family members, and towards jobs and other facets of life. Stress is unavoidable.

This workshop will guide social service professionals in understanding when caregiver stress is pathological, placing the caregiver and the cared for older adult at risk. Strategies for encouraging caregiver self-care will be presented, as well as for helping the caregiver navigate the often-confusing system of services available to older adults. We will frankly discuss the inherent tension between the autonomy of the older adult and the convenience of the caregiver, providing a framework to understand when the balance has shifted too far to one side to be healthy. Class size is limited to 24.

$10 Full-Time Graduate Students
$30 Brown School Field Instructors
$50 General Admission

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