Elder Caregiver Support Group – NEW!
This new, four week program is for Boston University employees who may be involved in the caretaker responsibilities of an older person. If you worry about what kind of help your loved one needs now or may need in the future, figuring out your role, finding and paying for help, or juggling family and work, this program can help.
Participants will find practical information and emotional support. Each lunchtime session includes a brief presentation on a specific topic. You may share your feelings, concerns and experiences. The objective of this program is to provide people with support and resources to help them in their caregiving roles and responsibilities. The program is facilitated by two social workers with extensive clinical experience in working with older people and their families:
Bonnie Teitleman, LICSW
Faculty Staff Assistance Office
Kathy Kuhn, LICSW
BU School of Social Work
The following topics will be covered over the four weeks:
- When your Loved One is in Decline: Grief and Loss
- Assessment, Resources, Service Providers, Legal and Financial Considerations for Short-Term and Long-Term Care
- Behavioral Health: Dementias, Depression and other mental health issues
- Managing Family Relationships and Expectations
*You must attend all four sessions*
The program alternates each semester between the Charles River and Medical Campuses – watch this space for updates on the program for the Medical Campus in Spring 2018.
If you are unable to attend this program and would like to discuss any caregiver concerns, you can make a free and confidential appointment with the Faculty Staff Assistance Office staff on the Charles River or Medical Campus by calling 617-353-5381, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or using their online contact form: http://www.bu.edu/fsao/contact/.