Below are various powerpoints and related materials for caregivers designed by the Sanford Center for Aging with the help of state funds provided to the Nevada Care Connection Program.

 

Aging and Disability Resource Center

 

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a statewide, collaborative effort that provides comprehensive information and referral/assistance to seniors and individuals with disabilities who need long-term support, their family caregivers, and those planning for future long term support needs.

 

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Communication

 

The Communication lesson is designed to train service providers both staff and volunteers to communicate comfortably and effectively with seniors and their caregivers seeking assistance during screening, assessment, and referral procedures.

 

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Crisis Management

 

The Crisis Management lesson is designed to train service providers both staff and volunteers how to respond appropriately to a crisis situation, a senior, or caregiver who feel they are in a state of crisis during screening, assessment, and referral procedures.

 

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Grief & Loss

 

The Grief and Loss lesson is designed to train service providers both staff and volunteers on how to interact appropriately and work effectively with older adults experiencing the loss of loved ones or of their own abilities.

 

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Interviewing

 

The Interviewing lesson is designed to train learners (trainees or interviewers) to effectively control the communication with the senior or their caregiver, successfully guide who they are interviewing through the interview process, recognize the importance of the initial interview for establishing a relationship with the client, and understanding the specifics when interviewing seniors.

 

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Managing Difficult Behaviors

 

The Managing Difficult Behaviors lesson is designed to familiarize service providers, both staff and volunteers, as well as informal caregivers such as family members, with strategies to manage difficult behaviors associated with activities of daily living (e.g. bathing, eating, toileting) while caring for individuals with dementia.

 

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Memory & Dementia

 

The Memory and Dementia lesson is designed to familiarize service providers both staff and volunteers with expected memory changes over time, types of memory, unexpected memory changes, the differences between dementia and delirium, risk factors, types of screenings/diagnostic workups, as well as knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease (AZ) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

 

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Self-Care for the Caregiver

 

The Self-Care for the Caregiver lesson is designed to train service providers both staff and volunteers to on how to adequately take care of themselves so that they can provide effective care to others.

 

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