Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care
Includes Complimentary CEUs
Eldercare professionals know better than anyone that older adults who are hospitalized sometimes return home in a significantly altered state. Alternately, they may not return home at all. Based on compelling new research, in this web seminar presenter Molly Carpenter discusses the risk of hospitalization for older adults. She also will outline five ways to help keep older adults out of the hospital, and barriers that could prevent them from remaining healthy and at home. The web seminar will feature free resources, including a “Five Ways to Prevent Senior Hospitalizations” guide and a Hospitalization Risk Meter that will help assess an older adult’s risk of hospitalization.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- Describe five ways to help keep elders out of the hospital;
- Explain at least six barriers that could put an older adult at risk of hospitalization; and,
- Identify at least five resources that can help keep older adults remain safe and healthy at home.
Molly Carpenter is an author, speaker, trainer and family caregiver, and brings years of personal and professional senior care experience and training to families dealing with dementia care. In her current role, Carpenter works with a team responsible for ensuring that the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s 60,000 caregivers worldwide have the resources necessary to effectively provide quality care in the home and understand the importance of their work enhancing the lives of those they serve. Carpenter holds a bachelor’s of science in family science with a gerontology specialization from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a master’s degree in education with a gerontology specialization from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.