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Community Education

Essential information on aging, home care or options for care plus helpful takeaway resources.

Assisting Angels Home Care is pleased to offer the following educational presentations designed for professional, social or community groups.

If you would like to schedule a presentation for your group or organization, please contact us at (208)344-7979.

Hearing Loss:

Facts, Symptoms/Implications, Treatment and Suggestions for Caregivers

Often unattended to, a hearing loss can dramatically impact the life of a senior receiving care. Learn:

  • The signs, symptoms and implications of hearing loss.
  • The importance of a proper diagnosis.
  • Facts about hearing loss including demystifying the hearing aid.
  • Caregiving to manage someone with a hearing loss.
  • Communication tips for someone who has a hearing loss and to facilitate communication with someone who has a hearing loss.

Fall Prevention:

Statistics, Contributing Factors, Tips and Products for Preventing Falls

One of the most powerful downward spirals can often begin with a simple fall. Fall prevention is an essential element of caregiving. Learn:

  • The important role of fall prevention.
  • Why falling can be the beginning of a powerful downward spiral.
  • The physical factors contributing to a fall.
  • Tips for preventing falls indoors and in specific living spaces of the house.
  • Products that assist in fall prevention.

Exercise and Good Health:

No Matter the Age

Exercise and good health are essential at every age. This presentation explains:

  • The benefits of physical activity and exercise in older adults.
  • Common barriers to exercise in older adults.
  • Recommendations for exercise.

Benefits and examples of strength exercises, walking, balance exercises, stretching and endurance exercises.

Are You Ready?

Simple Steps to Help Your Family Prepare for the Unexpected

Those with in-home care need to be certain their care arrangements include preparing for the unexpected. Be educated on:

  • How preparedness relates to in-home care.
  • How to prepare for the unexpected.
  • Picking an agency that is best prepared.
  • Example of a home care emergency disaster plan.
  • Preparing for the specific: holiday, seasonal, regionally-specific plans and tips (flu season, tornados, heat stroke, wildfires, hurricanes, etc.).

Depression Masking as Dementia

In older adults, depression can often mask itself as dementia. Learning the difference between the two and the care associated with both is essential. Learn about:

  • How depression can mask itself as dementia in older persons.
  • Why it is essential to understand the difference between the two when making a diagnosis and offering treatment.
  • Understanding dementia, the warning signs and symptoms, and what can cause dementia.
  • Understanding depression, the warning signs and symptoms and what can cause depression.
  • Memory screenings.
  • Risks of depression and tips for helping an elderly depressed person.

Celebrating and Supporting the Family Caregiver:

At Work and at Home
The family caregiver is more than someone who tends to another’s needs. This presentation explains:

  • Who caregivers are and what people understand about them.
  • Problems a family caregiver faces in the workplace and the growing trend in workplace eldercare programs.
  • The impact of unmanaged eldercare on the workplace.
  • Caregiver burnout—the importance of caring for caregivers, including tips and information on support groups.
  • Respite care.

Benefits of Home Care:

Why and When It is Better than Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care

Understanding when home care is an appropriate option will make facing the daunting choices of long-term care easier to navigate. This presentation explains:

  • The choices in privately paid home care services agencies.
  • How to know when home care is an appropriate option.
  • Options to pay for in-home care.
  • Ways to make sure that in-home care is quality care.

Nutrition and Healthy Aging:

Benefits Are More than Skin Deep

Malnutrition in the elderly is more common than one might think. This presentation details:

  • The benefits of good nutrition for an aging person.
  • Healthy eating guidelines for older adults, who have different nutritional needs.
  • Ways to assist with common frail elderly food and eating issues.

Caring for the Heart:

Understanding, Preventing, Surviving and Living with Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases are our nation’s #1 killer. Learn:

  • The details about heart attacks and different types of strokes.
  • Information on the risk factors and how to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
  • The warning signs of a heart attack or stroke.

Coordinating Care in the Home

For Aging in Place, It Takes a Community

When the choice for aging in place or recuperating is in-home care, a wide variety of assistance beyond the traditionally requested services may be required to age in place successfully for the long term. In this presentation you will learn about the various services a home care agency can coordinate, including:

  • Community services.
  • Professional medical services.
  • Health monitoring services.

Caring for a Loved One with Cancer

Building a System of Support

One of the most common problems in trying to help someone with cancer is that friends and relatives don’t know where to start. This presentation will assist by covering information on:

  • Combating the common side effects from chemotherapy.
  • Communicating with someone with cancer.
  • Support options for the caregiver.

The Hidden Patient:

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s 24/7 should never be a one person job.  Oftentimes the wellbeing of the family caregiver is overlooked. This presentation covers:

  • The added health risks for full time Alzheimer’s family caregivers.
  • The importance of respite care for family caregivers.
  • Warning signs of caregiver burnout.

Elder Abuse is Everyone’s Concern:

Listen, Intervene and Educate

This important presentation educates on the different forms of elder abuse and points out warning signs and symptoms of abuse. Additionally, attendees will learn:

  • Who is required by law to report abuse.
  • How to report suspected abuse.
  • Elder abuse risk factors among caregivers.
  • How to prevent abuse from occurring.