Workplace Eldercare Seminars

How could eldercare education support your company's productivity? An average of 20 percent of any company's workforce is also providing up to 20 hours a week of eldercare services to an aging family member or friend. That means extra absences, loss of mindshare, and potential decrease in productivity. If education now could help your employees balance handling of family care and emergencies with work responsibilities; manage stress and protect their health; and learn about available resources, wouldn't that be a good investment for your operation? DARTS can help. Our eldercare seminars at workplaces connect caregivers of elders with resources to make the journey easier. Often a brown-bag session over the noon hour, these seminars address a major work-life balance issue for employer and working caregiver alike. Topics include:

Critical Issues in Aging

  • Housing Decisions -- Housing decisions take on new dimensions as people age.  Learn the pros, cons, and finances of staying at home, independent senior housing, home services, assisted living, and nursing homes.
  • Financial and Legal Issues -- Power of attorney, specialized insurance, financial needs, and other tough issues are best explored sooner than later.
  • Dementia and Memory Loss -- Many elders remain alert, yet most fear the loss of memory and reason above all else.  Their families do, too.  Learn about memory loss symptoms and complexities.
  • Community Resources -- Needs change continually as we age.  Whether you are near or far from your elder, community resources can make life better.  Explore service availability, costs, and benefits.

Strategies for Caregiving

  • Family Caregiving Strategies -- Learn about resources and strategies that can help maintain everyone's dignity and connectedness.
  • Critical Conversations -- Good communication strategies help families build cooperation, develop work plans, and make decisions.

Eldercare seminars are presented by DARTS professionals and include a question-and-answer period. Seminars are supported by employer-based seminar fees and funding from the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (through the federal Older Americans Act) and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

For more information or to schedule an eldercare seminar at your workplace, call 651.455.1560 or send us an email.