Descripción general del programa de reembolso de relevo ALR para cuidadores de habla hispana ¡Únase a la traductora de ALR, Karla Greene, mientras comparte una descripción general del programa de reembolso de relevo en español!
ALR Caregiver Outreach Specialist Jenny Stang discusses coping strategies for stress reduction while caregiving for children with special needs.
ALR guest presenter Mary Talley with The Sanctuary at The Woodlands shares information about geriatric psychology, inpatient stays, different types of diagnosis related episodes, and when to seek professional help.
In today’s fast-paced world, understanding the intricate relationship between nutrition and mental health has never been more crucial. Join ALR guest presenter Dr. Angela Seay for an enlightening presentation that delves into the fascinating connection between what you eat and how you feel. Discover how the food you choose can have a profound impact on your cognitive well-being, mood, and overall mental wellness.
ALR Caregiver Outreach Specialist Jenny Stang presents “Caregiving with Chronic Pain,” a discussion of the difficulties caregivers with chronic pain face and tips for chronic pain reduction and management.
ALR Caregiver Outreach Specialist Jenny Stang discusses the signs of caregiver depression and suicide.
More independence, greater financial security, and quality of life -that’s the future of the Alabama ABLE Savings Plan wants to help build. Alabama ABLE accounts are a new way to help individuals with disabilities save money & pay for qualified disability related expenses without jeopardizing state or federal means – tested benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. ALR guest Anita Kelley presents important information for caregivers about the Alabama ABLE Savings Program.
Being a family caregiver for an aging parent can be challenging and emotionally taxing. ALR Caregiver Outreach Specialist Jenny Stang discusses strategies for dealing with difficult, aging parents and taking care of yourself in the process.
ALR Caregiver Outreach Specialist Jenny Stang discusses “The Six Stages of Caregiving,” a roadmap that moves through the various stages of caregiving with tips to help navigate each stage with purpose, confidence, & hope.
Alabama Lifespan Respite’s quarterly Caregiver & Agency Resource Exchange (CARE) meeting 7/31/23 with featured speaker Ashley McLeroy presenting information on Accessing Potential Through Assistive Technology (APTAT), Alabama’s assistive technology act program and how it can benefit caregivers.
The responsibility of caring for someone you love can be challenging. It is important that you are empowered to seek out moments to connect, refresh, and recharge. ALR Caregiver Outreach Specialist Jenny Stang discusses how art therapy might be a strategy to include in your plan for self-care as a caregiver.
What is mindfulness and why does it help? ALR Caregiver Outreach Specialist Jenny Stang discusses the neurological benefits of mindfulness and what it actually means to develop this practice for yourself as a caregiver.
ALR Caregiver Outreach Specialist Jenny Stang discusses some of the neurological benefits of gratitude and tips on how to incorporate this simple practice into daily living as a caregiver.
ALR Director Tracy Cieniewicz discusses the importance of respite provider training for the caregiver, care recipient, and provider. Information is also shared regarding free online respite provider training and stipend assistance to conduct a criminal background check prior to hiring a respite provider.
ALR Director Tracy Cieniewicz discusses ALR’s Caregiver Wellness Initiative, how mental health supports contribute to overall caregiver wellness, and how to apply for mental health counseling stipend assistance.
Patrick Devereux, PharmD, and Owner/CEO of Happier at Home—Birmingham presents “Medication Safety in Caregiving.” This Alabama Lifespan Respite caregiver education opportunity focuses on the importance of proper medication management and adherence, particularly in regard to long term caregiving.
This recorded workshop is an interactive chat, co-hosted by Alabama Respite and the VA Caregiver Support Program, about the importance of respite and how to access local resources.
Alabama Respite welcomes guest Julie Smith from Amedisys Home Health for a “real conversation” about depression and suicide as related to caregiving.
Alabama Respite Program Manager Brittany Huey, LICSW, PIP, discusses mental health as related to caregiving, including early warning signs and how to take control of your mental health.
Alabama Respite Statewide Education Specialist Carley Frensley, BSW, explores family feuds as related to caregiving for a loved one, how to manage those feuds, and how to access helpful resources.
Alabama Respite Statewide Education Specialist Carley Frensley, BSW, explores the benefits of learning new technologies to make caregiving and activities of daily living easier.
Alabama Respite Program Manager Brittany Huey, LICSW, PIP, explains the importance of the IRS (Information, Respite, Support) of Caregiving.
Presented by Alabama Respite Program Manager Brittany Huey, LICSW, PIP.
Alabama Respite Statewide Education Specialist Carley Frensley gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Google Drive. Organization is important for caregivers, and Google Drive is a free file, photo and video storage and sharing service that allows you to access these items from any device!
Alabama Respite Statewide Education Specialist Carley Frensley gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup your own Facebook account.
Alabama Respite Statewide Education Specialist Carley Frensley gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup and use your own Zoom account.
Vonda Reeves, Alabama Respite’s South Alabama Training Specialist, presents “PTSD and Caregiving” in this recorded training with interactive caregiver participation.
Watch as Vonda and participant caregivers discuss how caregivers can recognize and address the signs and symptoms of PTSD, including the role respite plays in stress management.
Alabama Respite Program Manager Brittany Huey, LICSW, PIP, presents “APP-Y Hour” in this recorded training with interactive caregiver participation (recorded 8/26/2020).
Watch as Brittany hosts an interactive chat about helpful online resources and apps that caregivers can utilize to stay organized, healthy, and entertained!
Smart Solutions CEO Kevin Braswell presents total home assistive technologies (AT) and provides resources to access AT financial waiver assistance in Alabama in this recorded workshop (recorded 9/15/2020).
Alabama Lifespan Respite South Alabama Training Specialist Vonda Reeves presents “Setting Boundaries as a Caregiver” in this recorded training (recorded 9/16/2020). Learn the meaning of and necessity for healthy boundaries as a family caregiver and how to manage potential associated guilt.