Caregiving Webinar Archives: Professionals

We record our monthly webinars and make them available 24 hours after the live airing.

For Professionals Working with Family Caregivers

Caregiving.com’s 2010 Annual Family Caregiver Survey
In this 40-minute presentation, Denise Brown, Caregiving.com, discusses the results of the website’s 2010 family caregiver survey. She’ll provide historical perspective by comparing this year results to results from 2000 and 2002. Download the presentation here. You can listen to the recording here.

The How-To’s of Teleclasses
eleclasses are a convenient,  cost-effective way to connect with your family caregivers. To help you get started, we’ll share our knowledge of holding successful teleclasses. “The How-To’s of Holding a Teleclass Series” is a free 50-minute webinar led by Denise. Listen to the webinar here.

Helping Family Caregivers Through Their Caregiving Years
How do you meet the changing needs of family caregivers along their journeys? Join Denise Brown in a 50-minute presentation, “Helping Family Caregivers Through Their Caregiving Years.” The webinar details the ways you can use The Caregiving Years concept, developed by Denise M. Brown and featured on Caregiving.com, in your programs, services, and support groups. You can download the presentation here. You can listen to the recording here.

The Five Traits of Well-Being for Family Caregivers
The five traits of well-being include: Hope, Gratitude, Curiosity, Zest and Capacity to Love and Be Loved. In this webinar, Denise Brown talks about ways we can incorporate these traits in our work with family caregivers. Visit here to watch the webinar.

Helping Family Caregivers Make Value-Based Decisions
In their role, family caregivers face decisions daily. And, then they face those decisions that become about quality of life and end-of-life. In this 45-minute webinar, Denise Brown will offer tips and tools you can use with family caregivers to help them find their values. Once they find their values, they can make decisions (those small daily ones as well as those life-altering big ones) with confidence.

Healing the Life-Long Family Rifts
Sisters who don’t speak to each other; adult children who withdraw from their parents: Feuding family members affect all generations. In particular, it can cause added stress in a caregiving situation. In this seminar, we’ll share ideas and suggestions on how you can help a family caregiver move past the rifts that can tear a family apart.

Helping Family Caregivers Set Healthy Boundaries
The family caregiver experiences a tug of war daily; everyone tugs for something and the family caregiver battles an internal war over which needs to meet first. And, then others (family members) “should” on the family caregiver with directives and opinions. What’s a family caregiver’s best defense? Boundaries. In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share tools you can use to help family caregivers share healthy boundaries.

Ending a Caregiving Storm, Part 1
Caregiving can feel like a never-ending blizzard. Family caregivers can get so stuck in their role and their worries that it’s hard for them to move forward and move past. Unfortunately, even though a family is stuck in the storm, a caree’s disease continues. And, that’s when a storm becomes a blizzard. A stuck family caregiver can’t manage today’s care needs. A stuck family caregiver can’t find help. And, a stuck family caregivers can’t get a break. How do you end the storm? Denise M. Brown of Caregiving.com will share tips and techniques you can use with your family caregivers to help them end their own personal storm. In Part 1, Denise discusses the fears which kicks up the storm into a blizzard. Listen to the recording of this webinar here.

Ending a Caregiving Storm, Part 2
Caregiving can feel like a never-ending blizzard. Family caregivers can get so stuck in their role and their worries that it’s hard for them to move forward and move past. Unfortunately, even though a family is stuck in the storm, a caree’s disease continues. And, that’s when a storm becomes a blizzard. A stuck family caregiver can’t manage today’s care needs. A stuck family caregiver can’t find help. And, a stuck family caregivers can’t get a break. How do you end the storm? Denise M. Brown of Caregiving.com will share tips and techniques you can use with your family caregivers to help them end their own personal storm. In Part 2, Denise shares how to calm the storm. Listen here. (Coming soon.)

Learning from Family Caregivers
As professionals working with family caregivers, we often teach family caregivers: Coping skills, communication strategies, self-care techniques. When we take a step back, we see that family caregivers teach us, too. In this 45-minute webinar, Denise shares the Ten Life Lessons she’s learned from family caregivers. Listen to the webinar here.

Best Practices: Creating Effective Support Groups
Support groups can be one of the best gifts you give a family caregiver. In a great group, a family caregiver connects with others, gathers ideas and learns about resources. How do you make sure your group is great? In this 45-minute webinar, Denise will share best practices for family caregiver support groups. Listen to the webinar here.

Marketing to Family Caregivers: Seven Insights That Save You Time and Money
You hear this regularly: It’s difficult to reach family caregivers because they don’t self-identify. Denise M. Brown believes it’s a different problem: A marketing one. In this 50-minute webinar, Denise will share the seven insights she’s learned in the 16 years she’s been marketing to family caregivers. The insights will help you save time and money as well as create effective ways to reach family caregivers. To purchase caregiving presentation programs or a coaching program with Denise, simply scroll below the presentation. Listen to the webinar here.

2011 Annual Family Caregiver Survey Results
In this 45-minute presentation, Denise Brown, Caregiving.com, discusses the results of the website’s 2011 family caregiver survey. She’ll provide historical perspective by comparing this year’s results to results from last year as well as from 2000 and 2002. And, she’ll offer suggestions on how the survey results can help you improve services for family caregivers in your communities. Listen to the webinar here.

Questions to Ask Family Caregivers
In our 2011 family caregiver survey, we asked family caregivers: What’s the worst question you get asked? They shared the worst questions, including, “Why don’t you put your caree in a nursing home?” and “Are you sure something’s wrong?” These questions  can really stress a family caregiver. So, in this 30-minute webinar, Denise will share the best questions you can ask family caregivers to help them take action, find comfort or embrace a new perspective. Listen to the webinar here.

Finding the Family Caregiver’s Why
A family caregiver cares–understanding why he or she cares allows you to be a supportive resource. When you understand the motivation, you understand what the family caregiver needs to keep going. In this 45-minute webinar, Denise will help you uncover the family caregiver’s why so you can be the help he or she needs. Listen here.

Finding the Influential Family Caregivers
How often do you say (or think): Well, we’d like to try that (a support group, caregiving conference) but no one will show up. Your attendance to your caregiving events doesn’t just depend on passing out flyers and including a blurb in the paper. It’s about connecting with the influential family caregiver in your community who can make things happen. In this webinar, Denise will help you find those movers and shakers in your community. Listen here.

Meeting an Influential Family Caregiver
In May, we told you how to find the influential family caregivers in your community. In this webinar, we’ll introduce you to Bette, who has created a support group in her community because she couldn’t find one. She’ll share the story of when she reached out for help in her community and how she became the solution to the lack of community support for family caregivers in her area. (You can read Bette’s blog here.) Listen here.

2012 Annual Family Caregiver Survey
In this 45-minute presentation, Denise Brown, Caregiving.com, discusses the results of the website’s 2012 family caregiver survey. She’ll provide historical perspective by comparing this year’s results to results from last year as well as from 2000 and 2002. And, she’ll offer suggestions on how the survey results can help you improve services for family caregivers in your communities. Listen here.

Managing the Working Family Caregiver
When you work and provide care to a family member, you can find yourself juggling two full-time jobs. When you manage this working family caregiver, you may find yourself with a very stressed out-employee. In this 45-minute, Denise M Brown, Caregiving.com, will introduce you to the stresses your employees who care encounter at work and at home. She’ll also offer suggestions, ideas and resources so that you and your caregiving employee communicate effectively, manage workflow efficiency and handle the impact of a caregiving crisis on co-workers quickly. Listen to the webinar here.

When Love, Caregiving and POAs Collide
Romantic relationships are an important and real part of life for older adults. So, what happens when a caregiving spouse begins to date? Or when love happens between residents, both diagnosed with dementia, in a nursing home? Love in late life can be complicated, particularly when dementia and other family members are involved. In this webinar, Denise M. Brown, Life Coach and founder of CareGiving.com, will share love stories during an illness, during caregiving and during memory loss. She’ll discuss how these stories lead us to wonder: Do we need a POA for love, too? Listen to the webinar here.

Helping Family Caregivers Work through Worries
A caregiving day requires patience, problem-solving and perseverance. It also requires an ability to manage worries. And, for a family caregiver, it can feel impossible to work through the worries. In this 45-minute webinar, Denise M. Brown, founder, CareGiving.com, offers strategies and techniques you can use to help family caregivers manage their worries. Watch the webinar here.

Results of 2013 Annual Family Caregiver Survey
What’s caregiving like for other family caregivers? Denise will share the results of our 2013 Annual Family Caregiver Survey in this 45-minute webinar. Learn what’s difficult for others who care for a family member and how their perspective of their experiences. Watch the webinar here.

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