|When:||Wednesday, May 23, 2012|
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
|Where:||The Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Baldwin Auditorium
303 E. Superior
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
|Costs:|| - None |
|Contact:||Phyllis Ellis 7-1460|
|Group:||Staff Enrichment Events|
|Category:||Lectures & Meetings|
Given the significant financial, emotional, and physical demands of caregiving, complicated family dynamics can be one of the most challenging aspects of caring for an aging family member. Conflicts can arise over many issues: disagreements over an elder's condition and capabilities; financial and legal matters; plus caregiving roles and responsibilities. Sibling rivalries dating back to childhood are often exacerbated under the strain of caregiving. In addition, the burden of care often falls to one family member, and unequal responsibilities can lead to increased frustration and discord.
This seminar will look at the challenges families frequently face when caring for an elder. We will explore strategies that enable siblings and other family members to minimize conflicts and approach caregiving in a more mutually collaborative and supportive manner.
R.S.V.P. to Phyllis Ellis at 7-1460.