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HELPING ELDERLY PARENTS

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Instructor: Steve Alcorn (ed2go Instructor)
Duration: 6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hours
Date(s) of the week: Starts: Jan 13 | Feb 10 | Mar 17 | Apr 14
Quarter: Winter 2021
Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Textbook: The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Address: ed2Go ONLINE
Price: $100
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Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.

Are your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare you for your own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage.

Growing older is a part of life. Some aspects are joyful, some bittersweet, some frustrating, some frightening. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help. You’ll understand the impact of retirement, learn how to choose a nursing home, and be prepared to deal with death. You’ll learn about financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships. You’ll be introduced to special communication skills, observation methods, and coping mechanisms to ease the burden for everyone involved. You’ll learn to handle most of the challenges you will face while coming to appreciate and cherish the privilege of the journey.