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Friday, January 22 • 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Caregiver Burden: The Forgotten Patient LIMITED

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Overview: Caregiver Burden is defined as the perceived burden and its adverse effects on caregiving on an individuals’ emotional, social, financial, spiritual and physical functioning. This interactive presentation will discuss the phenomena of caregiver burden, its presentation, and the effects of caregiving on caregivers and other family members. Interactive discussion continues throughout the presentation, and includes how and why caregiver burden often goes unrecognized and untreated in persons caring for individuals with mental illnesses. A toolkit, including schedules of caregiver health screenings, wellness strategies, evidence based self-care strategies, and other tools are included in the discussion, designed to build caregiver and family resilience and how to sustain this caregiver role easily over time. Objectives: 1. Define carefiver burden and discuss how to recognize its symptoms, presentation and the effects caregiving has on caregivers and family members. 2. Analyze how common caregiver burden is an how often this condition goes unrecognized and untreated in persons caring for individuals with mental illnesses. 3. Assemble tools for health screenings, identifying caregiver strengths, aptitudes, and both positive and negative coping, the aim to build self-care strength and resilience to sustain a COVID and othe risk free and safer environments to sustain the caregiving role. Key Learning: Strategies including screening and immunization schedules for caregivers, designed to build resilience for both caregiver and loved one. Step wise process for identifying caregiver strengths, selecting and incorporating strategies into caregiving, all while shoring up caregivers' mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and physical functioning. Empowering caregivers how to prepare for post-COVID, how to keep safe and shift the perception of burden into a perception of engagement and embrace the caregiving role over time.



Friday January 22, 2021 1:25pm - 2:10pm CST
https://esc11.zoom.us/j/89845447568