"I highly recommend Jack's talk if you are, will be, or could be in the role of caregiver but aren't 100% sure you know the rights of elders and how to safeguard them, and what to watch out for to ensure your loved one is properly cared for. The difference could be a matter of life or death."
That was the comment from one of the people who attended one of my recent talks. My topic: "How to survive the never-ending demands of caregiving for an elder parent... without losing your mind, your family, or your self."
In my talk -- that I've now shared with hundreds of caregivers -- I speak to people in their 40s and 50s who ultimately will become a caregiver for an elder parent or family member. These people, with parents in their 60s, 70s, 80s or beyond, have no training in how to be a caregiver. And they certainly don't know how to survive the never-ending demands and stresses brought about from caregiving for an elder parent or family member.
If you are a member of a civic, religious, healthcare, or eldercare group in the greater New York City area and would like to discuss the possibility of me speaking at an upcoming meeting, please send an email to me at JHalpern@MyElderAdvocate.com . Let's determine when I can bring this critical message you and your group.