Carol Abaya Associates has developed unique
audience interactive programs that provide an unusual
perspective of the emotions involved in aging, elder/parent
care, and role reversal and that help develop
techniques and build skills to achieve positive caregiving
philosopher once said that knowledge is the key to a better life.
My own philosophy
is that if you have accurate information you can make better life decisions.
The Sandwich Generation® started out by dealing with the
everyday realities of aging and the roller coaster emotions of elder care.
Becoming a parent to a parent is what I call a new role on the stage of
life for which no one can ever rehearse.
years passed, accurate information on world politics became even more
critical. This arena sparked an unusual book.
programs available here deal with two main areas.
history and the personal experiences of journalist Carol Abaya as exemplified
in her book "Riots & Revolutions."
- The sandwich generation,
elder/parent care and aging issues.
programs are geared to:
are designed to:
the understanding of the aging process and dynamics and
the emotions of both elders and caregivers.
caregving skills and develop
new ones for all caregivers, both family and professionals.
TIPS for making caregiving
more effective and less stressful.
caregivers to more sensitively help elders maintain independence
and a higher quality of life.
reduce employee turnover,
and the inherent high costs involved, in corporations and health
Family members make up the vast majority of elder caregivers. They are the unpaid heroes of the 21st century. Because of the high divorce rate, today there are as many male caregivers as female. 70% of women work full-time outside the home. Almost 20% of working women have either reduced the number of hours they work, taken advantage of flex-time or quit working to stay home and care for an elder.
Health Care Providers:
According to Provider magazine, the average annual turnover
rate for certified health aides (the mainstay of nursing homes) is 71%
and for RNs 50%.
retention is the key to consistent quality care, customer satisfaction,
and a positive bottom line. It is also critical given today's state
and federal regulations for licensing and accreditation.
a new perspective on the emotional issues of aging and
caregivers and elders' psyche.
staff caregiving skills
and develop new ones.
on developing techniques to enhance resident/family--staff
staff to more sensitively meet customer (both resident
and family) needs.
As more Americans live well into their 80s and 90s, elder care
will affect most employees at some point in their work careers.
simply cannot afford to lose the expertise of many of their most experienced
and dedicated employees. Bottom line losses due to elder care is more
than $50 billion a year.
extrapolation indicates that for every 34 employees a company has, it
loses the equivalent of one full year's worth of productivity. To get
your loss number, divide the number of employees by 34, and multiply that
number by the average salary and benefits package cost. This gives bottom
line dollar loss impact.
#1: Protecting Assets: What NOT to Do
too often, elders and sandwich generationers jeopardize the elder's assets.
Changing asset ownership can result in the elder losing hard-earned money.
Learn how to avoid money "traps.
#2: The Emotions of Aging -- THE Most Critical Element
Emotions, because they can't be 'seen' or 'felt' by anyone else are the
most difficult element in elder care scenarios. Participants will actually
experience what the elder is experiencing in this unique skill building
#2: Alzheimer's & Dementia - How to Deal With Unreality
With millions of older Americans experiencing Alzheimer's or some other
dementia, learning how to cope with the progress of such illnesses and
the stresses involved is critical. Participants learn techniques to help
elders retain their own dignity and to reduce caregiver stress.
#3: Corporate Specials
programs combine Program #1 or #2 with the development of a better understanding
of what elder care responsibilities means to productivity loss and corporate
bottom line. Also, TIPS on how to more effectively deal with caregiving
specifically developed and tailored to meet conference (organization)
objectives and audience.
Length: The length of a program depends on the audience and
sponsor objectives and ranges from 1 1/2 hours to all day. The basic family
caregiver program is 1 1/2 hours. Professional geriatric and corporate
programs are a minimum of two hours.
Costs: Our fee depends on the audience and length of the program.
Out-of-pocket and travel expenses are billed separately at cost.
Coverage: There are no restrictions as to the location of a
program. We are located in New Jersey, USA. National and international
presentations are welcomed.
More Information or to Schedule a Program
Call Carol Abaya
Email to: SandwchGen@aol.com
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