UPMC Senior Services is developing a series of videos designed to support the specialized needs of family caregivers, supported by the insights and research findings of its Dementia Workgroup.
The video project has offered the Institute an ideal opportunity to collaborate as a partner with the University of Pittsburgh, which is locally spearheading initiatives for the federally funded Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).
UPMC Senior Service's videos welcome caregivers to both the challenges and satisfaction of caring for a spouse, family member, or friend. They provide tips on how to adapt the home for caregiving safety, manage stress, and avoid burnout.
Future videos will address:
Sharing experiences with others is a good outlet for caregivers and helps provide an outlet to the challenging demands of providing care.
Other caregivers can offer suggestions and assistance as well as coping strategies.