“These videos were designed to help caregivers provide the best possible care for their loved one, while also easing the stress and uncertainty that often comes with performing this vital role,” said Jayne Sallerson, Executive VP at Emeritus.
Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) September 01, 2011
According to AARP, there are more than 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. caring for seniors. Recognizing the vital need for family education and support, Emeritus Senior Living has launched an extensive video series to address the most common and challenging caregiver issues.
“Our goal at Emeritus is to ensure that seniors are living “Safely Somewhere,” whether they are being cared for at an Emeritus community, another senior living environment, or at home with a loved one,” said Jayne Sallerson, executive vice president at Emeritus Senior Living. “These videos were designed to help caregivers provide the best possible care for their loved one, while also easing the stress and uncertainty that often comes with performing this vital role.”
The 21 videos are grouped into four series that feature highly experienced experts from the Emeritus family. They are now airing at http://www.emeritus.com. Topics include:
How to care for someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss
Kelly Scott of Emeritus Senior Living provides strategies and tips for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or memory loss. Learn about the symptoms of each condition as well as how they progress. She covers the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving, including how to communicate, tips for bathing and handling incontinence, strategies for mealtime, and managing difficult behaviors.
How to understand your senior living options
Chris Guay of Emeritus Senior Living will teach you how to identify when your loved one may not be safe living at home. Senior living options can vary greatly in the care they provide, from independent or assisted living, to memory care or skilled nursing. Chris will explore all these living arrangements, their benefits and attributes, who they serve, and how they differ. He also shares tips on how to evaluate a senior living community when taking a tour.
How to talk to your parent about a move to senior living
Summer Hammerle of Emeritus Senior Living provides strategies for identifying when a parent may need to consider a move from their home to a senior living community. Specific topics include tips on how to start the conversation, how to ease the parent’s fears, what to watch for when touring a community, how to involve the parent in the planning, and how to approach the decision process.
How to understand financial solutions for a move into senior living
Mark Francis of Emeritus Senior Living provides a simple overview of financial solutions for people exploring a move to senior living. The video covers some of the newer and more innovative financial options available, such as senior living lines of credit, converting a life insurance policy, Veteran’s benefits, and Friendship Living. Mark will explain how these options and strategies can help you or a loved one afford a senior living arrangement without straining your resources.
For more information, please tune in at http://www.emeritus.com.
Emeritus Corporation is a national provider of senior living services. Emeritus is one of the largest and most experienced operators of freestanding assisted living communities located throughout the United States. These communities provide a residential housing alternative for senior citizens who need assistance with the activities of daily living, with an emphasis on personal care services, which provides support to the residents in the aging process. Emeritus currently operates 482 communities in 42 states representing capacity for approximately 43,200 units and approximately 50,200 residents. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC, and our home page is at http://www.emeritus.com.