Hillsborough Adult Day Services Hosts Programs to Provide Resources for Adult Caregivers
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2021) - It is a challenge to take care of an aging parent or loved one who has lost some independence because of physical or cognitive impairments or chronic health conditions. Add COVID-19 coronavirus to the circumstance, and it can feel overwhelming.
Hundreds of Hillsborough County adult residents face this challenge, but they don't have to confront it alone.
Hillsborough County Adult Day Services has a number of resources and programs that can help.
This month, Hillsborough County Adult Day Services is celebrating National Family Caregivers Month. The theme is Caregiving Around the Clock, and virtual programs will be held Nov 15-17.
The free Zoom programs will inform, educate, and provide tools for caregivers. The programs are also designed to help caregivers find ways to care for themselves.
The scheduled sessions are the following:
- 1:30 p.m., Nov. 15
Alzheimer's and COVID 2021 Trends: A discussion of how COVID has impacted caregiving
Care for the Caregiver: An informative session focused on self-care
Interacting with a Loved One in a Positive Way: Learn to turn everyday situations into positive interactions with your loved ones.
All three topics will be presented by Eileen Poiley, Director of Education at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute.
- 11 a.m., Nov. 16
Chapters of Caregiving: The evolution of caregiving
Presented by Dr. Nicole Crawford, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- 10 a.m., Nov. 17
Caregiver Support Programs for Veterans: Veterans and their caregivers will learn more about support services available from the Veterans Administration.
Presented by Michelle Keaton, Veterans Administration General Caregiver Support Coordinator.
- 1 p.m., Nov. 17
The Pain and Joy of Caring for Elderly Parents: Learn how to turn your pain into joy while caring for your elderly parents.
Presented by Maria Gonzales, a Certified Life Coach.
All sessions are free and virtual. Visit HCFLGov.net/Caregiving for registration details and more.
Contact Michael Coleman, Hillsborough County Adult Day Services general manager, at (813) 853-1002 or visit HCFLGov.net/Aging for more information.