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.