Educational Workshops with Auspice Home Care
Eddie Davis, CEO and Owner of Auspice Home Care Solutions, LLC will be providing free educational workshops to the community. If you would like a presentation for your location, please contact Auspice Home Care Solutions, LLC to schedule an event. Here are a few topics Eddie can cover.
Get to Know Your Community Resources
Why is it important to know what’s out there?
- This is very important because we never know when a health crisis can occur. Fact is, many people don’t have a plan in place and we don’t want them to fall through the cracks.
Educating yourself about different resources in your
local community is an advantage in case you or a loved one faces a crisis such as this.
Overview of the Aging Process
- When do we start aging?
- Why do we age?
- Signs of normal aging
Alzheimer’s/Dementia and Dealing With Difficult Behaviors
- People with dementia often exhibit behaviors that are frustrating, embarrassing, and sometimes even dangerous to the caregiver and others. These may include angry outbursts, agitation, aggression, wandering, vocalizations, hoarding or hiding things, and inappropriate sexual behavior. For many caregivers, these difficult behaviors are the most challenging and exhausting aspect of caring for a person with dementia.
Language of Behaviors
- We first need to identify Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs and how it relates to behaviors. By doing this we can understand how to anticipate any resident behaviors, how to prevent them and also how to intervene to redirect their behaviors in a more positive way. Our goal is to prevent any catastrophic reactions!
Taking the Battle Out of Bathing
- Use simple and practical approaches towards showering, also called person-centered techniques, like tub bathing, in-room bathing, and hair washing to be more comfortable and convenient. Use different tools and different methods to promote the person-centered techniques to help others have a better understanding of expectations and how best to comply with their loved one.
- Provide falls and balance screenings to the community.
Addressing Memory Loss
- Normal Memory Loss vs Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
Importance of Medication Management
- Medication management is the monitoring of medications that a patient takes to confirm that he or she is complying with the medication regimen, while also ensuring the patient is avoiding potentially dangerous drug interactions and other complications. This is especially important for those taking large numbers of medications to address chronic illnesses and multiple diseases. It is extremely important that the management of medication be handled correctly. If not, then it could possibly lead to falls and medical risk.
- Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude – from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. A burnout can occur when caregivers either don’t get the help that they need, or if they try to do more than they are physically or financially able to.
What are Elder Abuse Signs and Symptoms
- Neglect or exploitation might alert family members, concerned friends or professionals to the possibility of problems. No one should jump to any conclusions, but these signs and symptoms should be taken seriously. What can sometimes seem to be self-neglect often turns out to be elder abuse.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia and the Holidays
- It is important to be prepared if you choose to bring your loved one experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia home for the holidays.
Seniors and Nutrition
- Eating well is an essential part of a healthy life. The older you get, the more important it becomes to make good food choices. This helps keep your body strong, your mind sharp, and your energy level up.
Alzheimer’s Disease and 10 Simple Solutions for Caregivers
- Absolutely Never ARGUE… instead…
- Absolutely Never REASON… instead…
- Absolutely Never SHAME… instead…
- Absolutely Never LECTURE… instead…
- Absolutely Never SAY “REMEMBER”… instead…
- Absolutely Never SAY “I TOLD YOU”… instead…
- Absolutely Never SAY “YOU CAN’T”… instead…
DO WHAT THEY CAN
- Absolutely Never COMMAND/DEMAND… instead…
- Absolutely Never CONDESCEND… instead…
- Absolutely Never FORCE… instead… REINFORCE
We can also provide presentations specific to your locations needs.
For additional questions, please contact the Fresno home office at (559) 436-4782.
1754 E. Bullard Ave., #102
Fresno CA 93710