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WELLNESS Coping with & Managing Life Changing CrossroadsCaryn Isaacs, Patient AdvocateLori Metz, Personal Motivational Coach,MSW, LCSW, CCM e-MOTION LIFE CHANGE CENTERS1711 Sheepshead Bay Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11235

MANHATTAN BROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND LONG ISLAND

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e-MOTION LIFE CHANGE CENTERS HELP TO PUT YOUR PLANS IN MOTION

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Caryn Isaacs, Patient Advocate 30 years experience recognized expert respected by doctors researcher analyst family liaison visionary

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AGENDA

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Lori Metz, LCSW ,CCM Psychotherapist, Personal Motivational Coach20 years of experience in health careLicensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)Certified Case Manager (CCM)Biopsychosoical Approach to WellnessExpertise in Health Care Program Development Patient Safety

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What do we hope to achieve?Understanding Who You Are Bio-Psycho-SociallyUnderstanding Where You Stand PhysicallyUnderstanding Your Emotional SideIdentify Triggers & BarriersLearn Techniques for ChangePrioritizing Your Needs Learn Where and How to Get HelpWellness- A State of Being

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The Caregiver Assessment As we go through this sessionYou will mark your Caregiver Assessment Formwith the answer that best fits your situation.

Later you will be able to assess your own needs and create an action plan.

C- I will show the form and offer to help if someone cant see or doesnt understand as we go along. I will move through the audience as you go through the next slides.7

Understanding Who You AreSelf DescriptionYesNoMaybeDo you like to share?Do you like to be in control?Do you like to be responsible?Do you like to sit on the sidelines?Are you introverted?

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Understanding Who You Are, continuedSelf DescriptionYesNoMaybeYou like to be a comic?Do you take things seriously?Do you enjoy being alone?Do you like caring for others?Do you like to listen to what others are saying?Do you know yourself?

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Understanding Where You Are Physically Emotionally Socially

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Your Physical Health QuestionYesNoNeed to think about itAre you in good health?What does that mean?

How is your physical health? Are you physically able to care for someone? In their home?Run to store?Are your health care needs being met?

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Your Emotional SideEmotionYesNoSometimes (explain)Are you typically happy?Are you typically sad?Are you typically calm?Are you typically frustrated?Are you typically anxious?Are you typically excited? Are you typically excitable?How would you describe how you feel?Have your feelings changes since you became a care giver?Have your feelings since this crossroad in your life?

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Gregory, Disler & Firth (1996) The care giving routine gradually seemed to become a way of life, particularly for older caregivers, and was accepted as ones lot or as the way things are.

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Your Social SideSocial IndicatorYesNoWould you like to change this?Are you single?Do you have children?Do you have close friends?Close family?Do you work?

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Your Social Side, continuejjjSocial IndicatorYesNoWould you like to change this?Do you have to do/help with homework?Do you have help in your home?Do you have financial concerns?Do you have a support system?Do you have any needs that are not being met?

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About the one who calls you Care GiverYour Significant OtherYesNo N/A, Not Sure, SometimesIs the condition chronic?Is the illness chronic?Is the condition terminal?Can the person do the following independently: Ambulate?Bath?Cook?Dress?Communicate?

About the one who calls you Care Giver, continuedYour Significant OtherYesNo N/A, Not Sure, SometimesHow is the person coping with the condition?Content?Happy?Sad?Depressed?Frustrated?Has this changed the persons outlook on life?

L - How would your describe the persons emotional status, physical needs and social situation. What assistance do they need for their physical needs?How are they coping with their situation? Do they express their needs to you? How is their disposition?Do they have a social support system? Friends? Family? Financial Security? Living will? Power of authority? Do they need a guardian?

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About the one who calls you Care Giver, continued Your Significant OtherYesNo N/A, Not Sure, SometimesWhat is the persons social standing :Is the person able to maintain the same socialization patterns?If the person was working are they still earning an income at the same job?Different job?Disability?Does the persons have hobbies?Is the person able to leave the house?

L - How would you describe the persons emotional status, physical needs and social situation. What assistance do they need for their physical needs?How are they coping with their situation? Do they express their needs to you? How is their disposition?Do they have a social support system? Friends? Family? Financial Security? Living will? Power of authority? Do they need a guardian?

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Techniques for Change

Start With:Understanding Who Your AreUnderstanding What You Can Do, and Understanding What Is Needed. Developing a Plan.

L on other words after you . Then you are ready for plan

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We need a plan.I WISH WE HAD A PLAN

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PRIORITIZEUnderstanding Who Your Are

Understanding What You Can Do, and

Understanding What Is Needed

L full picture - How would your describe the persons emotional status, physical needs and social situation. What assistance do they need for their physical needs?How are they coping with their situation? Do they express their needs to you? How is their disposition?Do they have a social support system? Friends? Family? Financial Security? Living will? Power of authority? Do they need a guardian?21

PRIORITIZEMake a list for the daily routine.Make a list for the health issues.Make a list for the housing issues.Make a list for the emotional issues.Make a time line for each.Do one thing at a time. Focus on the assignment.Add new items in priority order.

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Triggers & Barriers

Each patient & care giver situation is unique Each patient & caregiver will have their own specific triggers & barriers.Triggers - What are Triggers?What are Your Triggers -Barriers - What are they?What are yours?

L Caregivers can get tired, drained, upset, etc.Triggers - Know what triggers you.Write them down. can stop you from being able to move forward. Barriers - Know your barriers.Write them down

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I knew he was really sick. He hasnt complained about anything for three days.

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Your Change Pledge

From: I recognize that I currently feel frantic, disorganized, paralyzed

To: I will think before I act, be more organized, make an action plan.

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Evaluation & Plan If you have 8-10 Yes answers; Congratulations! You are ready for your wellness journey. You may want to ask a trusted professional, such as your doctor or a social worker at the local hospital or senior center to provide you with resources on-line and in your community. Dont forget to prioritize your plan.If you have 5-7 Yes answers; Congratulations! You are on the right track. You may benefit from speaking to a Patient Advocate or a Psychotherapist/Coach to help you develop and prioritize your wellness plan. If you have 0-5 Yes answers; Congratulations! You have taken the first steps towards wellness by recognizing that you need help in developing and prioritizing a plan. You will strongly benefit from speaking to a Patient Advocate or a Psychotherapist/Coach to help you develop and prioritize your plan.

C & L This is where they add up their score and come up with their plan suggestions. C will help them add up the points. L will expand on what else they need to know and how they can use the plan to go to the next step.26

How to Ask For HelpKnow it.Ask a friend?Ask a relative?Ask your health care provider?Research on the internet?Ask at a community center?Communicate your needs.

L - first step by coming - congrads.Know who you are, what you need

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Where are the Resources?Community Your Building Neighborhood Assoc. Internet Learn Search Join GroupsPatient Advocate Research Liaison Support

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Resources Places to StartSenior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn sunb.orgUS Dept. of Health & Human Services Elder Care Locator Zip code listing of government resources eldercare.govMedicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICAREwww.aging.ny.gov/HealthBenefits/HIICAPIndex.cfmNYS Health Insurance Counseling 1-800-701-0501.www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/home/home.shtml or 311https://www.benefitscheckup.org

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Counseling ServicesCounseling services Resources can help by:

Providing a safe place to discuss your feelings & your thoughts

Providing objectivity

An understanding of the impact of what your are experiencing

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WELLNESS Capable, Resourceful Self Sufficient, Supported Calm, Serene, Peaceful, Content Empowered, Satisfied, Happy

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SummaryUnderstanding who you are

Understanding what you need to be the best care giver

Understanding the services available

Understanding why & how to develop a plan

Understanding how we can help

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Thank you!

Caryn Isaacs, Patient Advocate347.965.9222GetHealthHelp.com

Lori Metz, LSCW, CCM917.655.9776PersonalMotivationalCoach.org

WELLNESS Coping with & Managing Life Changing CrossroadsCaryn Isaacs, Patient AdvocateLori Metz, Personal Motivational Coach,MSW, LCSW, CCM e-MOTION LIFE CHANGE CENTERS1711 Sheepshead Bay Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11235

MANHATTAN BROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND LONG ISLAND

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