Managing Arthritis in Older Adults - Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care® 


Date: Wed, May 2, 2018 10:00 AM PDT 59 mins  
10:00 AM Pacific /11:00 AM Mountain / 12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Pain. Who wants it? Especially not every day. As you know, that’s what many older adults with arthritis likely face. That pain can lead to depression, anxiety or a feeling of helplessness when they are no longer able to do what they enjoy. As a professional, you look for ways to help. This webinar focuses on support for family caregivers of older adults with arthritis, including: 

• Listening and Empathizing

Family caregivers could feel they need to solve everything when in fact what that older adult with arthritis may want most is to simply express his or her emotions of sadness and loss. Encourage them to talk about how they are feeling.

• Recommending Relaxation for a Family Caregiver

Chances are both the older adult and his or her family member could use some R&R, such as a spa day or a funny movie.

• Encouraging Movement

If the older adult is able, one tip to pass along is to suggest a short walk with a family member or friend. Exercise can lift spirits and lessen pain.


Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®

Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan, Home Instead Senior Care®

The American Society on Aging has discontinued the call-in phone number for our webinars. Audio for this webinar will be broadcast only via VoIP (your computer speakers). 

Group viewings are encouraged, but please note only the registrant who logs on and joins the webcast is eligible for the CEUs. Each individual who will be claiming CEUs needs to register and log into the event using their email address so we can verify their attendance.

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