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Living with Alzheimers - 3 part Series
January 24, 31 and Feb 17

  • 1601 2ND AVENUE, CHARLESTON, WV 25387

An education program for persons in the early stages of Alzheimer's or dementia and their caregivers.

Join us for this educational program by the Alzheimer's Association and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to develop and work with your care team. The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do we plan for the future? Where can we get the help we need?

RSVP is required by calling 800.272.3900. A brief consultation will be conducted prior to entrance in the program.


January 24 @ 10:30 am
Understanding the Basics

November 31 @ 10:30 am
Resource Building

February 7 @ 10:30 am
Dealing with the Changes

For more information or to setup and interview, contact 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/wv

 


PAWS FOR A CAUSE
Month of February

Paws For A Cause is a fundraising effort between WV Health Right and Boone Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC). The goal is to raise money to provide healthcare services to both people and animals.

The fundraiser will start on February 1, 2017, and will continue through the end of the month. Community members submit a photograph with their pets and campaign for votes through social media. Each participant will have one photo and their biography posted on a special website (www.pawsforacausewv.org) designed for this fundraising event. The participant who receives the most votes wins! (Each vote = $10)

The Boone Animal Rescue Coalition is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization committed to rescuing domestic companion animals primarily from the Boone County Dog Pound in Fosterville, WV. BARC provides a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted, or neglected animals through foster homes while they await adoption.


LUNCH AND LEARN: Care for the Caregiver at Work
Ongoing Dates

By Carol Matheny, MSN, RN, CHPN
Palliative Care Community Education Coordinator, HospiceCare

Caregiving negatively affects morale, productivity, and costs. And, as a result of family caregiving responsibilities, a tremendous amount of talent, loyalty, and institutional knowledge leaves the workforce every day - either temporarily or full time.  Below are a few brief - yet eye opening - statistics on how this rapidly growing issue impacts businesses.
At any given time, more than 20% of the workforce is dealing with a caregiving situation.

  • 33% of caregivers decrease the number of hours they work
  • 29% quit their job or retire early
  • 22% take a leave of absence
  • 20% change their job status or go part-time
  • 53% of caregivers admit that their job performance is negatively affected
  • 84% make caregiving related phone calls during business hours
  • 68% arrive late or leave early
  • 67% take time off from work during the day

Even when your employees are caring for someone not covered by your health plan, YOUR healthcare cost can go up.

  • 75% of working caregivers report an adverse affect on their own health
  • 50% report 8 additional visits per year to a health care provider (for themselves) as a result of their caregiving responsibilities
  • 22% report a significant impact on their own health

The PalliativeCare Center at HospiceCare would like to be a resource to you and your employees. We would be happy to provide the tools needed to help you and them on the caregiving journey.  Please call today to schedule a free lunch and learn series that will help with caregiving issues such as tips in caring for a loved one, legal issues, grief, financial, and resources that are available in the community.  Please contact Carol Matheny at 304-941-1950 to schedule your workshop today.