Adult Caregivers Employee Resource Group: Navigating Safety, Risk, and Independence while Caring for our Elders
It is a delicate balance to maintain the safety and the independence of our elders. How does one decide how to keep an elder person safe, but what risks are worth taking in order to maintain their independence? This can often be a stressful issue for older adults and caregivers who support them. Approaching caregiving as a partnership and identifying resources to assist older adults is essential to maintaining their independence and taking a collaborative approach to their care.Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will describe the role of collaborating with their elders on their care.
2. Participants will identify two factors that impact honoring a care receiver’s desire to maintain independence.