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Oklahoma Caregiving Education Program
October 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Did you know that more than 500,000 Oklahomans are providing care for aging family members? Often these “family caregivers” have not been trained to provide this kind of care. More than 80% of family caregivers have reported the need for more information and training so they can provide better care for their loved ones.
As part of National Health Literacy Month, ODL will feature a demonstration of a program developed by staff at Oklahoma State University—a program you may wish to bring to your library.
The presentation on October 17 will be presented in a “train the trainer” format. There are six modules to the Oklahoma Caregiving Education Program. The presentation will cover the first two modules. The six modules are:
- Caregiving 101—Introduction to family caregiving and how it can progress over time, as well as discussion of the Aging Network.
- Healthy Relationships—Caregiving is stressful, so we discuss ways to help families maintain positive interactions, and discuss self-care methods for caregivers.
- Safe Environments—We discuss ways to help families modify their environment to make it aging friendly.
- Nutrition—As we age, our nutritional needs change. We discuss ways to ensure that older adults get the nutrition they need.
- Elder Abuse and Exploitation—Unfortunately abuse exists in our society. This module discusses the different types of abuse and how to recognize them.
- Finances and Caregiving—Caregivers spend an average of 20% of their annual income on out-of-pocket expenses. This module is focused on helping care families understand how they can help keep their family member at home without risking financial debt.
There is no charge but space is limited.
Register by Monday, October 14 by sending an email
to Arlene Nelson or by calling 405-521-2215