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Webinar on Caregiver Resources

Please join us Thursday, January 19, 2012 for an Infopeople webinar on Caregiver Resources.

Start Time:  12 Noon Pacific

Presenter: Kelli Ham

Infopeople will be hosting this free, hour-long webinar. Registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server, and no passwords are required. For more information and to participate, go to http://infopeople.org/training/caregiver-resources.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check Infopeople’s archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived/.

For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html.

Caregiver Resources

A recent study on caregiving reported a startling statistic: during any given year, more than 65 million people, (nearly 30% of the U.S. population), provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing that care. Other findings show that these efforts take numerous tolls on caregivers, including extraordinary time demands, financial burdens, and the physical and mental health status. Impacts on employers and the workplace are significant, in terms of lost productivity, reduced time at work, and increased health care costs.

This webinar will give library staff practical knowledge about the information needs and the role of the caregiver.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the spectrum of caregiving topics, from daily tasks to the issues and challenges facing people who are in caregiver situations
  • Be aware of caregiver resources for specific conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease
  • Be able to find resources regarding financial issues and housing decisions
  • Be able to provide support resources for the health and wellbeing of the caregiver

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff, including reference librarians or reference desk staff, adult and teen services librarians, and staff from organizations who provide health information to consumers and members of the public.

 

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