Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN)
ASA Members: Register now for FREE
Includes complimentary CEUs*
This web seminar is based on the 2017 Aging in America Conference (AiA) workshop “From A to Z: Making Intergenerational Programs Easy.”
There are more than 40 million unpaid family caregivers. While the majority are women, men represent 4 out of 10 (16 million) family caregivers. Although most male family caregivers agree that caregiving is stressful, very few seek help and many avoid talking about their caregiving situation. This session will highlight what we know about this little-studied population, examine their experiences and discuss ways to provide meaningful support.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- Identify unique challenges facing male family caregivers;
- List misconceptions regarding the different task male family caregivers are doing and their level of comfort performing these critical tasks; and,
- Describe current resources for male family caregivers.
Jean Accius, Ph.D., is vice president of the Long-Term Services & Supports and Livable Communities Group at the AARP Public Policy Institute and wrote the report, “Breaking Stereotypes: A Spotlight on Male Family Caregivers.”
Louis Colbert is vice president of operations at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, former director of an AAA, former chairman of the ASA Board of Directors and teaches gerontology at Lincoln University. Colbert was a caregiver for his mother and father and is a trained facilitator of an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support group.
Brian Duke is system director, Senior Services with Main Line Health. He fosters effective strategies to support family caregivers, encourage aging well and build effective community partnerships at the national, state and local levels.
Bryant Greene is the founder, owner and administrator of Always Best Care Senior Services of Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties.
*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars.