'Playbook for Aging Parents' class will help family caregivers
Need advice on caring for aging parents? Lake Oswego resident Kelli Bradley may have your solution. She is the founder of The Devoted Daughter, a collection of comprehensive resources for family caregivers, and for the past 20 years has dedicated her life personally and professionally to senior care. Her mother suffered multiple complications, from blindness to kidney failure. That experience led Bradley to own and operate an in-home care company for more than a decade, helping a thousand families navigate caring for an aging family member.
This spring she released "Always Her Daughter," a book which is part memoir, part caregiver manual for aging parents, and now invites family caregivers to enroll in "The Playbook for Aging Parents," an eight-week program intended to bridge the gap between families and professionals by bringing them the knowledge and confidence to navigate through the aging process.
The course addresses:
• How to have the talk before it is too late
• Health and safety: What you need to know now
• Investigating the details: insurance, power of attorney and more
• Medication management and systems
• The ins and outs of a hospital stay
• All about caregivers
• What to do next: Housing options explained
"We have a tendency to avoid things that might make us uncomfortable," writes Bradley on her website, the devoteddaughter.com. "But with 10,000 people turning 65 every day it's not a matter of if this is going to affect you, it's a matter of when. By spending time educating yourself, you will gain the knowledge and the confidence to empower yourself now and in the future."
"The Playbook for Aging Parents" brings together information caregivers need to take actionable steps today. Each week participants will receive materials and video tutorials plus a live phone call with a senior care professional to answer questions.
Cost of the eight-week program is $297. Learn more and sign up online at thedevoteddaughter.com.
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