Thursday, June 5, 2008

Health Implications of Caregiving

Caring for a loved one?
• Learn about the impact caregiving is having on your health.
• Learn simple tips to preserve your health while caring for a loved one.
• Hear about programs specifically developed to support you.

"Health Implications of Caregiving" will provide viewers information on how caregiving impacts the health and well-being of the caregivers themselves. It will provide tips on self-care, approaches taken by several organizations to support family caregivers, and innovative programs that help caregivers take care of their own health.

Satellite Broadcast: June 25, 2008, 1-2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
There will be a live 30 minute Q&A session with the broadcast presenters following the broadcast via audio lines only starting at 2:30 P.M. (Eastern Time)

To register and find more information on the broadcast, where it can be viewed, and how to access the live Q&A please go to:

For more information send an e-mail to:

If you would like to complete the evaluation survey form after the broadcast, you may fill out online or download the form HERE

You may send completed hard copies of the survey to:

Spencer Schron
CMS, MS: S1-05-06
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

Satellite Broadcast: "Health Implications of Caregiving"

1 comment:

Carol D. O'Dell said...

It is very wise to go into caregiving with your eyes (and heart) wide open.
You need to know what the implications are--
You need to consider how long you'll be caregiving, to what extent--what can you and can't you do? What would be a deal breaker.
You need to have multiple plans in place--care resources, care facilities lined up if and when the time comes.
You need to have a plan on how to care for yourself, your marriage and your career.
If not, caregiving can consume you.
I cared for my mom full-time, in my home for close to three years, and I'm immensely grateful for this experience--but I do wish I had had more of an overall plan, had thought things through just a little more.

Thanks for this blog and the resources you mentioned.
I'll pass them along!

~Carol D. O'Dell
Author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir
available on Amazon