Annapolis, MD (July 16, 2013) - If you are a grandparent/kin, 55 years of age or older, and the primary caregiver for a child 18 years of age or younger, you may eligible for a grant program offered by the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Grants are currently available to assist with respite care, clothing, and school supplies and activities.
Contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities for information on how the National Family Caregiver Support Program can assist you. Call 410-222-4464 ext 3043.
Annapolis, MD (July 16, 2013) - Caregivers are invited to attend two Special Topic Caregiver Workshops to be held at the Arnold Senior Activity Center in September from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The workshops are presented free by the National Family Caregiver Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.
On September 5th, Mary Fridley, RN, BSN, BC, will present on Nutrition, Hydration & Medication Management. Most people are aware that dehydration is a common problem in older frail adults, but most people are unaware that malnutrition is also a problem. Many people are also unaware that medication error is the most common reason for hospital readmissions. In this workshop caregivers will learn how to manage older loved ones’ nutritional and hydration needs and how to successfully manage medication to prevent errors.
On September 19th, Ms. Fridley will discuss Discharge Planning & Palliative Care. Hospitalizations happen and caregivers need to know how to prevent the “revolving door” syndrome of frequent readmissions and emergency department visits. This workshop will teach caregivers how to successfully plan for a loved one’s safe discharge. Attendees will also learn about how palliative care can improve quality of life.
For information or to register for the workshops, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.