Caregiver Conference Today

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a caregiver convention today. I only stayed a little while, still not feeling great, but it was very well organized, interesting and I learned a lot. We usually do learn when we listen.

The two most important things I got out of the conference, remember I didn’t stay for the whole thing, was elder abuse and scamming older people.  Things to look out for; in the instance of abuse, you look for bruises and noticing if there is enough food in the house. Sometimes the abuse comes from someone in the house and it’s difficult to know what is really going on. It’s enough to be aware.

Same thing for scams aimed at the elderly. With the use of the internet, and being able to find out everything about a person, it’s more difficult to track. Be on the alert, always be aware. That is the most important thing you can do for now.

I will go over all the notes and papers I brought home with me, and if there is more to share, I will do that in tomorrow’s blog.

I want to thank my adopt a caregiver friends who have selflessly adopted a caregiver. It works, and I have the emails to prove that it does. So thank you all.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene