Your Turn to Care is a Multi-platform series
produced by KCET that explores the
emotional aspect of being a caregiver and
how families are impacted.
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Walking Like a Young Man on the Links, James Gray
Home Safety Tour
Longevity Essentials, Gary Small, M.D.
Lopez Letters, Victor Gentile
How FTD Affects Families
Asking if Senior Housing is Right for You
Taking the Car Keys Away
Survival Kit for Caregivers
Why Caregivers Need to take a break by Gail Sheehy
What is FTD? (Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia)
Correia Family Backstory
Lopez Letters: Wayne Kaplan
Important Documents per Mary Winners
It Takes a Village
Lopez Letters: Poonam Bhatla
Facts About Senior Driving, DMV Richard Kohr
When is it Time for a Caregiver to Ask for Help
The Critical conversation on Pallative Care
Lopez Letters: Kathy Wadsworth
How to Have the Talk, Start With Siblings, by Gail Sheehy
Celebration of Life-Facing Terminal Illness with Love and a Life Well Lived
Caregiving from a Distance, Patricia Richardson
Tools for a 'Life Review' from Chaplain Jim John Johnston
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|The Educated Caregiver DVD Video Series - $ 49.95|
Providing care for a loved one is one of the toughest jobs you can ever have. In The Educated Caregiver video series, you'll meet others who know what you're going through - and who share their experiences, insights and advice. From them and from healthcare professionals, you'll learn skills and valuable strategies for taking care of yourself and your loved one. Coping Skills, Volume 1, 80 minutes From those who have shouldered it themselves, learn how to deal with the physical and emotional burden caregivers experience. The video's short, easily viewed segments let you focus on or review specific skills: ? Gaining control over a demanding daily routine ? Reducing stress ? Averting burnout, or "compassion fatigue" ? Preparing for when your loved one leaves home ? Dealing with natural feelings of helplessness, anger, resentment and guilt Hands-On Skills, Volume 2, 45 minutes You'll see step-by-step demonstrations of key caregiving skills you'll use every day, such as: ? Caring for bed-ridden patients ? Assistance with walking ? Transferring from a bed to a chair ? Dressing, grooming and hygiene ? Assessment techniques ? Home safety Essential Knowledge, Volume 3, 48 minutes Healthcare professionals share vital information every caregiver needs to know, including: ? Communicating with a loved one ? Administering medications and understanding interactions ? Avoiding and controlling infection ? Wound care and preventing bed sores ? Ensuring proper nutrition Available in DVD only.
|The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease DVD Video Series - $ 99.95|
An indispensable resource offering encouragement and instruction to those affected by Alzheimer's Disease. For many families, Alzheimer's means a gradually diminishing quality of life both for the sufferer and caregivers. All too often, the disease has led to isolation,and even a certain social stigma. It can impose psychological and emotional burdens just as heavy as the physical one. The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease was created to help families understand what to expect; deal effectively with the challenge of this disease; help their loved ones meet each day more successfully; and enhance the quality of life for all involved. Understanding Alzheimer's, Volume 1, 62 minutes In this volume you'll learn about the nature of Alzheimer's, its causes and the stages of the disease. You'll also learn some of the typical symptoms, how to obtain a diagnosis and the current treatments. Finally, you'll learn how the disease affects our loved ones and alters the reality in which they live. Volume one covers: Overview of Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms Diagnosis Stages of Alzheimer's Treatment Telling Others Patient perspective Behavior Issues, Volume 2, 67 minutes Alzheimer's changes almost everything about the way our loved ones perceive the world?and how they respond to it. One of the keys to helping our loved ones continue to live as successfully as possible is to understand this changed, strange world. In this volume you'll learn more about how Alzheimer's affects our loved ones,and how those effects typically change the person's behavior. You'll also learn successful strategies for "redirecting" that behavior in ways that help your loved one and your family enjoy a better quality of life. Volume two covers: Overview, Agitation, Hallucinations, Wandering, Sleeplessness/Sundowning, Incontinence, Inappropriate Actions, Redirection, Fiblets, Daily Life, Volume 3, 42 minutes As you come to understand more about the altered world of an Alzheimer's sufferer, you'll learn effective strategies for making your home environment a safe place where your loved one can live successfully. You'll also learn key skills for communicating with persons suffering from Alzheimer's and how to create a daily routine that is nurturing for your loved one and manageable for you. Volume three covers: Home Environment Driving Adult Emotions Communication Daily Routine Family Caregiving, Volume 4, 62 minutes In this volume, you'll learn how to handle the daily responsibilities of caring for a loved one, such as eating, dressing, grooming and bathing. Just as important, you'll learn how to get the outside help from family, friends and other resources that can be critical for safeguarding your own health. Volume four covers: Role of the Caregiver, Taking Care of Yourself, Accepting Support, Respite, Sexual Relationships, Family Relationships, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Eating, Bathing, Dressing, Transitions, Volume 5, 44 minutes In this final volume, you'll learn how to make some difficult transitions. You'll learn how to adapt social activities to accommodate your loved one's increasing disability and isolation. You'll also learn how to recognize when the time has come to consider moving your loved one to a care facility (and how to evaluate these facilities). You'll learn how the disease affects a person's spirituality, and you'll gain insights from others who have gone through the process of grieving the loss of a loved one for whom they have provided years of care. Volume five covers: Social Activities, Spiritual Issues, Care Facilities, Grief. Available in DVD only.
|The Family Guide to Long Term Care DVD Video Series - $ 125.95|
Solutions & Practical Advice for Older Adults and Their Families When older adults experience changes caused by the aging process, it's often difficult for families to know how to begin managing their loved ones' care, deal with difficult emotions, and make informed decisions. Through The Family Guide to Long-term Care series, you'll find answers to the questions that families so often encounter. These volumes are filled with indispensable knowledge that will benefit the entire family - not just at one point in time but throughout the entire process as a loved one experiences changes that come with aging. Getting Started, Volume 1, 34 minutes Learn what to do when an aging parent begins to need more assistance than you can provide. You'll benefit from detailed, step-by-step information on: Planning ahead as a family, Warning signs that your parent should no longer live alone, Assessing needs based on activities of daily living (ADLs), Safeguarding the home, Home-based services Making the Right Choice, Volume 2, 50 minutes When the time arrives for your parent to move from home, Making the Right Choice helps you understand the array of living options available - and find the one that best fits your situation. You'll learn about: Involving your loved one in the decision, The continuum of care, How to choose a facility, Dealing with natural feelings of guilt, Making the transition from home Staying Involved, Volume 3, 31 minutes Learn how the family's role remains critical to your loved one's well-being even after the transition to new surroundings. You'll get important information on: ? Care planning, Ways to keep the family involved, Becoming partners with the staff and other providers, Monitoring your loved one's care, Helping your parent stay emotionally healthy Understanding Long-term Care Insurance, Volume 4, 21 minutes This video will thoroughly prepare you to navigate an often bewildering maze of information - and make decisions that will preserve your assets and freedom of choice. You'll get expert guidance on: Gauging your need for LTC insurance, The limits of Medicare and Medicaid, Coverage for assisted living, home health and adult day care, What to look for in an insurer, Choosing coverage options that are best for you Legal Issues, Volume 5, 21 minutes None of us wants to give up the right to decide whether we should be kept alive on a machine, or how our estate will be passed along - or to put our families in the uncomfortable position of making such desiccations for us. You'll learn valuable information that will give you and your family more peace of mind: Making a will and keeping it up to date, Living Wills - making health care decisions in advance, Durable power of attorney, Designating others to make decisions on your behalf. Financial Planning, Volume 6,27 minutes After viewing this video, you'll have a clear picture of what to do if you someday have to manage a loved one's affairs. Whether you're planning for yourself or an aging parent, this video will give you the essential information you need: Organizing financial information and determining available assets, Principles of sound investing, Social Security benefits, Everything you need to know about Medicare: what it will (and will not)pay for, deductibles, Parts A & B, coverage options and supplemental insurance. Available in DVD only.
|Big Button Universal Remote - $ 24.95|
Measures 2 1/4 inches wide, 9 1/2 inches long, 1 1/2 inches deep. Requires 2 AA batteries. Buttons are 5/8 inches. Large buttons and bold easy to read characters make these remotes user friendly. Touch sensitive lighted keypad for operation in the dark. Replaces up to 4 standard remotes and can be used with any combination of TVs, VCRs, and cable boxes. Extra large frames are easy to grasp and difficult to misplace. (Batteries not included).
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