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Caregivers play a vital role in the lives of their older loved ones. Often these individuals gradually take on more care responsibilities over time and they become so focused on the daily tasks of caregiving, that they rarely have time to reflect on their role and how it has changed. For many, caregiving is a multi-year journey and one that can start to feel overwhelming. It is easy for caregivers to lose sight of their own needs and they can experience negative consequences as a result. Join this webinar to learn how regular reflection can help caregivers change their mindset and transform their caregiving experience.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Understand the impact that caregiving can have on mental and emotional health
- Learn how to check assumptions about caregiving
- Discover ways to identify opportunities to improve the caregiving situation
- Uncover methods of reflection that can help caregivers learn about themselves and improve their caregiving experience
Aaron Blight, EdD, is an international speaker and consultant on caregiving, aging and healthcare, and adjunct professor of Healthcare Management and Public Health at Shenandoah University. He is the founder of Caregiving Kinetics and co-creator of the Caregiver Transformation Retreat. Blight’s passion for supporting caregivers is rooted in his prior work as the owner of a large home care company and as a healthcare policy leader at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, his study of caregiving as a phenomenon of social science, and his experience as a family caregiver. He was recently recognized as a "Top 100 Healthcare Leader" by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare.
April Ibarra, MGS, is a gerontologist and strategic partnerships manager for Home Instead, with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare and aging. She is passionate about improving the lives of older adults through advocating, educating, and providing resources to help them live their highest quality, most independent life.