Elder Care – Family Caregiving: A Plan For Action

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Nobody thinks they will become a family caregiver. One day you are a daughter, son or spouse occasionally helping parents or a spouse. Seemingly overnight you become a case manager, disease specialist, chauffeur, researcher, care advocate – all in support of an ageing parent(s)/spouse.

How does it happen? How can you prepare?

This session provides an overview of families and caregiving and provides an action plan to give caregivers more confidence and control. Developing a plan for the care of your loved one is vitally important to your success and longevity. Your plan can serve as a guide as you care for both you and your loved one.

The session will cover:

  • A 10- Step Action Plan
  • Caregiver Challenges Including:
  • Family Members Unwilling To Help
  • Parents/Spouse Unwilling To Accept Help
  • Abuse Of Caregivers
  • I Can’t Be The Primary Caregiver Anymore
  • How To Gain/Keep Control
  • Resources

Facilitator: Karen Henderson,  Founder/CEO Long Term Care Planning Network,  Speaker, Educator, Writer, Consultant

Specialists in helping Canadians and their families understand the implications of long term care and eldercare on financial, personal and family well-being.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their partners are welcome. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.