Detour Ahead: Planning for Contingencies on Your Caregiving Journey
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Like many things in life, caregiving is a journey, not
a destination. Even the best laid plans – or map, if you will – have unintended
obstacles and barriers resulting in a change of direction. While the caregiver
cannot anticipate every scenario, there are some common issues that caregivers
may be able to anticipate. Too, knowing there may be detours ahead may be able
to help the caregiver better cope when problems arise. This session will
explore some common issues in caregiving and provide some tips for when these
detours occur. We will also discuss some critical thinking/decision-making
skills that can help caregivers take apart and analyze unanticipated detours.
- Describe elements of a care
- Identify decision-making
frameworks for responding to contingencies
- Apply decision-making
frameworks to common caregiving scenarios
Crocker, MS, is the Extension Program Specialist II in Gerontology and Health
at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Mr. Crocker’s focus is to support
education and outreach regarding the health and well-being of the aging
population in the State of Texas. His main role is to support the County
Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences in the outreach efforts to
older adults, caregivers and professionals who serve them. His is part of the
national team of faculty from land-grant universities to provide professional
development opportunities to military helping professionals.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit or Certificate of Completion
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