Elder Care

2018 Nov 06

Managing Stress in the Workplace

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Webinar

We all encounter some form of stress every day - -commuting to work, difficult bosses, caring for our children and parents and all those emails in our inbox! But when stress is not managed properly, it can cause physical and emotional harm to our bodies and souls. Balancing work and caregiving can be particularly stressful. Learn the difference between positive and negative stress, the warning signs of stress overload and strategies to stay calm, present and balanced when the going gets tough.


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2018 Aug 07

Eldercare Webinar: Caught in the Middle -- How to Cope as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Are you juggling the care of your parents and kids while trying to focus on your job too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults ages 40-59 are caring for both an aging parent and child and most are also in the workforce. Is there a way for sandwich generation caregivers, whether you are a daughter, son, spouse or partner, to manage it all without feeling guilty and depleted? The answer is yes, but you’ll need some support, both at home and at work. If you are caught in the middle, don’t miss this lively and dynamic webinar in which...

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2018 May 08

Eldercare Webinar: Aging Well

1:00pm to 2:00pm

We are living in unprecedented times. Life expectancy is on the rise and centenarians will no longer be a rarity. While many seniors will remain active and vibrant into their 80s and 90s, others will suffer from age-related disabilities and chronic illness. With the increase in longevity, there is a growing interest in improving the health, well-being, and independence of adults as they age. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” This webinar will address common risk factors of aging such as falls, isolation...

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2018 Feb 06

Eldercare Webinar: Plan-Ahead Strategies for Caregivers

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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webinar

Mom or Dad may be healthy and independent now so conversations about care needs down the road have been pushed to the back burner. But as your parents age, you may find yourself in the role of caregiver one day. Planning ahead and communicating with your parent before a crisis can help avoid common pitfalls. Learn about strategies for proactive planning, options for care, and the cost of long-term care. And if your parent rejects the idea of help entirely, there may be ways to decrease resistance and enhance the likelihood of a positive outcome.

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2017 Jun 06

Mom Doesn’t Want to Move! – How to Help Her Live at Home as she Ages

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, Room 406

Ninety percent of seniors want to remain in their home as they age, but to do so safely you’ll want to make sure the appropriate supports are in place. This seminar will review how to support loved ones who want to remain in their home and what resources and home modifications are available to keep them safe –and give you peace of mind. Learn more and register here.

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2017 Mar 07

It Costs How Much? What to Expect when Paying for Senior Care

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, Room 406

Sooner or later, everyone facing the difficult challenge of how best to care for an elderly parent comes up against the issue of cost. Most people are surprised to learn that a nursing home costs over $80,000 per year or that Medicare will not pay for long-term care. This seminar will review the costs of different care options, and explain how payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, and long-term care insurance work. With this information in hand, you’ll be better equipped to make the decisions that are best for you and for your...

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2016 Nov 03

Caregiving and the Holidays: What to do when a Visit to Mom and Dad Raises Red Flags

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge

The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with family. But over the course of a visit you may worry that Mom has forgotten how to make her famous pumpkin pie and Dad can’t seem to find the right words. During the holiday season, you might notice a shift in your parent’s behavior or cognition, which can lead to increased anxiety and fear increase. This seminar will help you identify what changes might be warning signs of decline and what steps to take to address those concerns. Learn more and register here.

2017 Jan 24

A Proactive Approach to Caregiving: Guidance on Planning Ahead

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge

Mom or Dad may be healthy and independent now so conversations about care needs down the road have been pushed to the back burner. But chances are you will find yourself in the role of caregiver at some point in the future. Planning ahead and communicating early and often with your parents can help avoid pitfalls down the road. Learn about strategies for proactive planning, options for care, and the cost of long term care. Most importantly, learn how to broach the topic of care preferences with a parent or loved one to decrease resistance and enhance the likelihood of a...

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2016 Oct 06

A Proactive Approach to Caregiving: Guidance on Planning Ahead

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge

A Proactive Approach to Elder Caregiving: Guidance on Planning Ahead
Mom or Dad may be healthy and independent now so conversations about care needs down the road have been pushed to the back burner. But chances are you will find yourself in the role of caregiver at some point in the future. Planning ahead and communicating early and often with your parents can help avoid pitfalls down the road. Learn about strategies for proactive planning, options for care, and...

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2015 Nov 19

Senior Caregiving and the Holidays: A Webinar from Care.com

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Care.com Backup Care is Harvard's provider for in-home backup adult and child care.Care.com is offering this seminar "Passing the Turkey and the Torch: Senior Caregiving and the Holidays."

The holiday season is traditionally filled with expectations of happy celebrations, yet it is also a time when millions of Americans find themselves in a caregiving role for an aging or disabled family member.
The realization that the torch is being passed from one generation to the next may feel daunting to those who visit their parents and become increasingly concerned at the changes they...

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How do I register for in-home back-up care?

In-home back-up care for children and adults is provided to eligible Harvard faculty and staff through Care.com Backup Care. Care can be provided for adults or children. Harvard employees pay the caregiver directly. Current employees can learn more and register and register for these services by going to HARVie.

What resources do you have to help me care for an elder or other adult?

Counselors at Harvard’s EAP can help you create a strategy for caring for an elder or other adult. Eligible employees can use the in-home care services provided by Care.com BackUp Care to provide short-term care for a dependent. The SOURCE program, which provides a subsidy for such short-term care, is available to faculty and staff earning under $70,000 annually. Current faculty and staff members can learn more about these and other EAP services here.