As part of our continued outreach to the community, The Option Group will be offering educational sessions for caregivers, seniors, and families on topics that are important to their mental, physical, and social well-being. Presentations focus on both the problems and benefits of living in later years, as well as tangible information and resources that families can use throughout the continuum of care and stages of aging. This is a great way to inform your community and empower your members to deal with pressing issues that many face on a day to day basis. Speakers Panels are also a possibility to obtain a wider view of a specific topic by incorporating other professionals in the related industry.
Some of our topics include:
- Advanced Directives
- Aging at Home Safely
- Ask the Pharmacist
- Caregiver Stress
- Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (movie)
- Daily Money Management
- Driving Evaluations/Considerations
- Diet, Nutrition, & Exercise
- Differences between Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Facility & CCRCs
- Downsizing or Selling a Home in Today’s Market
- Eldercare Planning
- Expert Panel of Professionals that Serve Seniors
- Fall Prevention
- Financial Exploitation & Abuse
- Financial Planning
- Funeral Pre-Planning
- Home Care Options
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Hospice & Palliative Care
- Legal & Financial Concerns in Aging
- Living Wills
- Long Term Care
- Managing Caregiver Stress
- Medicare Overview
- Medicare Planning
- Medication Review
- Minimizing Caregiver Stress
- Night Fright
- Normal Aging vs. Dementia
- Managing Caregiver Stress
- Nutrition for Seniors
- Power of Attorney (person and finances)
- Reverse Mortgages
- Regaining Strength after Hospitalization
- Safety in the Home
- Sandwich Generation
- Senior Case Study/Expert Panel
- Stress Management
- Subacute Rehabilitation
- Trusts/Special Needs Trusts
- Understanding Medicare
- Ways to Keep Seniors Safe at Home
- When to Take Away the Keys
- Wound Care
In addition to these topics, we can also develop unique, custom presentations and expert panels, based on your group’s particular needs
As we help families and individuals navigate longevity, we recognize that there are a great number of difficult issues faced by caregivers, seniors and their guardians. These presentations are designed to address those problems and offer tools to empower families in these situations.
Virtual Dementia Tours
The Virtual Dementia Tour is a proven method of training designed to build awareness in individuals who care for those with dementia. During the Virtual Dementia Tour experience, trained facilitators guide participants through common everyday tasks and exercises while outfitted with devices that alter their senses. The tour gives the caregiver or family the opportunity to experience for themselves the physical and cognitive challenges those with dementia face.
Contact The Option Group to schedule a Virtual Dementia Tour.
The Option Group provides cognitive screenings, specifically the BCAT, Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool, for assessing and working with people who have memory and other cognitive impairments.
Employee Assistance Programs/WorkLife Balance
The Option Group provides support services to Employee Assistance Programs, Human Resource Specialists and WorkLife Balance Programs to help the working caregiver get back to work and not have missed time due to their caregiving role and demands. We are able to assess and provide a blueprint to the family to create a Care Village to ensure that their loved ones’ needs are met, but allow them respite and a system of care that allows them to attend to their own careers, demands of job, family and own medical needs. Creating respite opportunities and a support network that allows them to get back to their own lives without the constant burden of the caregiving role.
Caregiver Support Groups
The Option Group is able to provide occasional or regularly scheduled meetings to provide support and information to families to help them navigate the rocky waters of caregiving and care navigation for their loved ones.
Engagement Activities Program
The Option Group provides regular Engagement and Wellness Visits to enhance the client’s experience and afford engagement opportunities to a client to increase quality of life, give caregivers a respite and engage someone with memory impairment through creative experiences, therapies, crafts and activities that are geared to the client’s level of functioning and interests in an effort to avoid isolation, maintain cognitive functioning through well-planned activities and engagement opportunities at all levels.
This is a great gift for a caregiver who needs respite or someone with cognitive impairment or dementia! Contact our office to discuss gift cards and packages for Engagement Sessions that you can give as a gift.