It's never easy for family members to place their loved ones in a long-term care facility. Feelings of guilt and anxiety can become overwhelming, until even the strongest family relationships begin to suffer. Meanwhile, staff members struggle through caregiving, continually hampered by the family's counterproductive behavior.
Now there's a sensitive, caring program designed to help you help troubled family members. "No Easy Answer: Moving Beyond the Guilt" is a video-based, participative training program that's perfectly suited for your use at admission, during family council meetings, or during one-on-one counseling sessions with family members.
Your residents' families will:
- learn to identify their difficult feelings and discover how those feelings affect behavior and relationships
- explore the stages of grief triggered by feelings of loss
- uncover positive and productive coping behaviors
- discover the importance of self-nurturing
Throughout, family members are reassured that their feelings are natural. The program features interviews with adult children of residents, discussions with staff members, and slice-of-life dramatizations to help viewers learn specific techniques for abandoning self-defeating behaviors and finding peace within themselves. A detailed facilitators' guide with full sample agenda is included to help you plan for and conduct a meaningful session.
ElderCare Communications is a leading provider of high quality video-based education and information to help improve the quality of care and resident quality of life in long-term care settings.
You may download the facilitator guide here.