Services & Specialties July 19, 2012

Adena Offers Program to Help Families Caring for Seniors

Families often face difficult decisions when caring for elderly relatives. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are 40.3 million people age 65 and older in the nation. In many cases, adult children are managing the care of these older adults.

It is necessary for caregivers to include their elderly parent in discussions about important topics such as: driving safety, managing scarce resources and finances; and in some cases, helping the senior find an assisted living community. To help families initiate difficult conversations with their elders, Adena Home Care is presenting a free program titled, Conversations with Seniors: A Guide for Dealing with Difficult Topics on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 12 – 1 p.m. at 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe.

This seminar is designed to help family members, caregivers, adult children of seniors, and anyone else considering how their decisions and actions today will impact others in the future. Topics scheduled to be covered include:

• An overview of the aging process and the ways seniors struggle; • A template for structuring the conversation with your senior; • A look at the pitfalls of aging and how to manage them; • How to build an on-going dialogue that will add richness and depth to your relationship; and • Resources to help build your own toolkit with approaches and responses to working with seniors.

Reservations are encouraged, but not mandatory. Please contact Sheila Stearos at (740) 779-4663 to reserve a seat, or if you have questions about Adena's Home Care services.