Did you know?
One out of every four households – 22 million in the US – has a family caregiver providing some form of care or service to a relative or friend over the age of 50. Nearly two-thirds of these family caregivers are also working.
CARE Coaching Online provides working caregivers with essential tools, knowledge, and skills to effectively deal with the variety of issues arising from caring for their aging parents, relatives, or loved ones. These issues may include:
- Facing physical or cognitive health challenges;
- Understanding and maneuvering the health care system; and
- Decision making about relocation and long-term care needs.
CARE Coaching Online improves working caregivers’ abilities to communicate, advocate, relate, and encourage their older parents or loved ones in making future plans. Learning what is important to aging parents – and learning how to draw that out – often brings to light new information about what parents are wanting in terms of their own health and future care.
CARE Coaching Online helps family caregivers:
- Learn and practice effective coaching skills to communicate with older adults
- Identify, understand, and support needs and preferences of older adults
- Manage health information and record keeping
- Understand aspects of the health care system and utilization by older adults
- Better prepare for potential relocation of older adults
- Promote the safety of older relatives and friends in caring for themselves
For more information, contact Jon Woodall, Director of Corporate Workforce Wellness Programs, at 847.492.6753 or email at email@example.com.
Online courses are available 24/7. Seven-course program must be completed in one year. Participants read course materials, participate in discussion boards and web-based activities, surveys, and chat sessions. Some classes include watching videos or recorded training sessions. Participants only need an active e-mail account, Internet access, and a computer.