Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

Caregiver Resources Webinar

A webinar reminder.  Please let your friends and colleagues know about this event!

Title:  Caregiver Resources

Presenter:  Kelli Ham

Format:  Webinar

Date:  Thursday, January 19, 2012

Start Time:

12 Noon Pacific
1PM Mountain
2PM Central
3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No Passwords are required.  For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html

For more information and to participate in the Thursday, January 19, 2012
webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/caregiver-resources

A recent study on caregiving reported a startling statistic: during any given year, more than 65 million people, (nearly 30% of the U.S. population), provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing that care. Other findings show that these efforts take numerous tolls on caregivers, including extraordinary time demands, financial burdens, and the physical and mental health status. Impacts on employers and the workplace are significant, in terms of lost productivity, reduced time at work, and increased health care costs.

This webinar will give library staff practical knowledge about the information needs and the role of the caregiver. Topics to be covered will include:

What the caregiver needs to know and do – resources for:

Decision making
Working with the healthcare team
Day-to-day tasks required to care for the loved one
Health and wellness of the caregiver:

Finding support groups
Tips for managing stress
Coping with feelings of anger, sadness, and grief

Tips and strategies for working with library employees who are caregivers

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

·        Understand the spectrum of caregiving topics, from daily tasks to the issues and challenges facing people who are in caregiver situations
·        Be aware of caregiver resources for specific conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease
·        Be able to find resources regarding financial issues and housing decisions
·        Be able to provide support resources for the health and wellbeing of the caregiver

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff, including reference librarians or reference desk staff, adult and teen services librarians, and staff from organizations who provide health information to consumers and members of the public.

Do you require an accommodation?
Closed captioning will be provided upon request. For this service, please notify ipweb@infopeople.org at least 72 hours before the webinar.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at: