In December, back by popular demand, will be another Family Caregiving 101 workshop on “How to Increase Balance & Decrease Falls” by Ellen Corman, MRA and Tamar Semerjian, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center in Mountain View. RSVP to (650) 289-5498.
Avenidas will host “Bring Back the Light: Holiday Tips for Caregivers,” presented by Tiffany Mikles of Dementia Care Coaching from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dec. 11. Participants can learn how to identify and solve problem issues that caregivers and people with dementia have around the holidays, customize previous traditions so everyone can participate and be involved, and create fun and meaningful holiday activities. RSVP by calling 650-289-5433. Light refreshments will be served.
To receive a free email newsletter filled with info and tips on caregiving, please call 650-289-5413.
Finally, join Avenidas to practice mindfulness meditation and discuss ways to help reduce stress and enhance emotional health from 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. at the Rose Kleiner Center. RSVPs are required by calling (650) 289-5496.
Avenidas offers families a special geriatric care management package. This includes an initial meeting to discuss the situation, then a clinical social worker visits the older adult in their home and conducts a comprehensive assessment, including a dementia screening, medical history review, nutritional status, home safety issues, etc., to make sure the scope of the problem is understood. In a follow-up consultation, the written care plan is reviewed with the family, which includes the results of the assessment, recommendations, and referrals. The families can choose to implement the plan on their own, or retain Avenidas Care Partners for further assistance in arranging services and monitoring results. Avenidas also offers information and assistance by phone at 650-289-5433 or in person, providing helpful res
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