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Eldercare


 

Brass Ring Memoirs: Encouraging Stories Using Practical Methodologies to Help Caregivers with Dementia Care

Featuring Author Kelly McCarthy, who has been in the senior health industry for over 20 years.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Newton Room, Corcoran Commons

Encouraging stories using practical methodologies to help caregivers reach for their goals in Alzheimer's and dementia care. In 2018 Kelly’s 8 hour Brass Ring Dementia Professional, BRDP educational program was approved as a nationally recognized dementia certification through National Institute for Dementia Education, NIDE.

A light lunch will be provided.

View details here.

https://www.amazon.com/Brass-Ring-Memoirs-Encouraging-methodologies/dp/1542578701/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8#customerReviews


 

Hoarding and the Elderly

Debbie Gitner, LCSW, C-SWCM, is past president of the New England Chapter of Geriatric Care Managers/now called Aging Life Care Association.  Linda Sullivan, R.N., C.M.C., is a registered nurse and certified Geriatric Care Manager. Together they are able to provide options, advocacy, and resources for families as they navigate this complicated medical maze allowing families to make good choices.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Walsh Hall Conference Room

This presentation will provide education on hoarding and ways to approach someone who is a hoarder. Hoarding is a disease and it not always easy to make changes. Come and learn why it is not easy to make changes in a hoarder's lifestyle however there are some approaches that may work.

A light lunch will be provided.


 

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Family Dynamics: Ordering the chaos of caregiving with your
siblings.

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Walsh Hall Conference Room


 

Dealing with Dementia: Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's - What are my resources to care for my loved one?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center


 

Transitions in Care: How to Be a Non-Medical Advocate

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center

Presenter: Melanie Jones and Susan Weinstein from HouseWorks
Description: Our goal in this session is to educate you in putting together an effective care team to help guide you through transitions in care.  Using your care team to think systematically to help you make informed and thoughtful decisions should avoid crisis planning.

Registration required, lunch will be provided.


 

Financial and Legal Matters Surrounding the Care of a Loved One: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center

Presenter: David S. Corman from Generations Asset Preservation
Description: Learn the overview of both pre-emptive and emergency strategies that can protect everything. This will include the proper legal documents and financial rules that must be followed to accomplish your family’s goals.

Registration required, lunch will be provided.


 

Eldercare Webinar: Navigating the Resource Maze

September 19, 2017, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This webinar will cover:

  • Family caregivers and what they worry about
  • You are a family caregiver—now what? Getting started
  • Basic Choices: Stay at Home, Senior Housing and Out of Pocket Costs
  • Making the right decisions

RSVP to receive call instructions.


 

Understanding Dementia

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Shea Room, Conte Forum

What are my resources to care for my loved one?  At this eldercare information session, a panel of industry experts will provide current information, customized resource materials, and time for Q&A.


 

The Conversation Project: A Workshop Facilitated by Arza Goldstein

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Shea Room, Conte Forum

Co-founded by Ellen Goodman in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, The Conversation Project offers people the tools, guidance, and resources they need to begin talking with their loved ones about their wishes and preferences for end-of-life care, before a medical crisis. The workshop is lively, thought-provoking and focused on living well vs. dying.


 

Caring for Red: A Book Reading by Mindy Fried

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 12 - 1 p.m. | Commons Room 109, St. Thomas More Apartments

This memoir chronicles the actions of two sisters as they discover concentric circles of support for their father and attempt to provide him with an experi- ence of “engaged aging” in an assisted living facility. Books will be available for purchase and can be personalized by the author.


 

Hiring In-Home Health Care

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Shea Room, Conte Forum

What are the options of support so my loved one can remain at home and where do I start?  At this eldercare information session, a panel of industry experts will provide current information, customized resource materials, and time for Q&A.


 

Caring for Aging Parents Support Group Fall 2016

This six-session group meets every other week in a small-group setting.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12 - 1 p.m. | Saint Mary's Hall
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12 - 1 p.m. | Saint Mary's Hall
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12 - 1 p.m. | Saint Mary's Hall
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12 - 1 p.m. | Saint Mary's Hall
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12 - 1 p.m. | Saint Mary's Hall
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12 - 1 p.m. | Saint Mary's Hall

For information and to register, contact ummsc@bc.edu.


 

Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

October 26, 2016, 1 - 3 p.m. | Shea Room, Conte Forum


 

Housing Options: Making the Decision to Stay at Home or Move to Senior Housing

November 9, 2016, 1 - 3 p.m. | Shea Room, Conte Forum


 

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Long Term Care: Comparing the Options

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Walsh Hall Function Room, Walsh Hall


 

Making Decisions About Senior Housing

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Walsh Hall Function Room, Walsh Hall


 

Re-imagining Aging: Support for Caregivers

This half-day conference provided essential information for family caregivers in a concise, engaging format. Eldercare experts addressed a variety of topics including housing, finances, in-home care, and family dynamics.

Speakers included Andrea Cohen, CEO of HouseWorks, Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich, Associate Professor and Chair of the Older Adults and Families concentration at the Boston College School of Social Work, and Walter J. Conlan, S.J., Division of University Mission and Ministry.

Watch a two-part video of the conference below: