Caring for the Caregiver (BEUHS124)

Workshop | December 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

As the population ages and our health systems provide less and less care, more caregiving responsibilities are being borne by family members. Caregiver stress, a result of the emotional and physical strain of caregiving, is reported at much higher levels by family caregivers than by non-caregivers. Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient among us and impacts health. Caregivers, especially women, are at risk for anxiety and depression, suppressed immune system, obesity and heart disease, a loss of concentration and focusing. Elder caregivers who ignore their own health may know the risks, but find it difficult or impossible to make room for themselves. This supportive workshop will provide education, suggestions, and resources for the care of family caregivers.

 CA, snho@berkeley.edu, 510-643-7754