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Comfort In The Caring Process
A program to help adult children with the Care of Aging Parents (COAP)

Children, honor your parents; bear them not only awe and respect, but kindness and affection: love their persons, fear to do anything that may justly provoke them; highly esteem them....

Jeremy Taylor, noted British theologian,
Bishop, spiritual leader of the 17th century

Wise Monkeys Communications LLCEmpathy is a cornerstone of courteous and respectful behavior.  This seminar is designed for those who are caring for an aging parent who is declining in health.  The program addresses key eldercare issues that confront adult children caregivers, including financial, legal, social, and medical concerns.  In addition, the presentation focuses on the emotional impact of assisting a parent in moving through the stages of greater dependence and the consequential impact on personal and professional relationships of the caregiver and also provides resources for assistance.

Respecting the dignity of those who are no longer able to care for themselves and showing empathy for their situation is essential to leading a respectful, compassionate and caring life.

Did you know...

  • Children caring for their aging parents cost American businesses $39 billion annually in lost productivity.  This is due to employees making workplace accommodations:  absenteeism, crisis in care, workday interruptions, supervision (phone calls, time away from the office, arriving late, leaving early, being stressed, tired and lacking enthusiasm.)  Not only does amount of productivity suffer, but quality is also compromised.

The MetLife Caregiving Cost Study
Productivity Losses to U.S. Businesses
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uly 2006

  • More than 44 million Americans, 21% of all households, are providing adult care.  Nearly 60% of those caring for an adult over the age of 50 are working (majority are full-time).

    The MetLife Caregiving Cost Study
    Productivity Losses to U.S. Businesses
    J
    uly 2006

  • The 2000 U.S. Census reports 16.6 million people over 75 years.  Of these, 25%, 4.2 million, are over 85 years old.
    In the ten years since 1990, this was a 25% growth.
    In the ten years from 2000 to 2010, another 25% growth is anticipated, bringing the number over 75 to nearly 19 million, and of that group, those over 85 will number 6.1 million, more than 30% of the over 75 group.

  • If you are an adult and caring for an aging parent, or perhaps several aging parents...

    Your Challenge -
    You are likely burning
    the candle at both ends, not sleeping well, feeling stress to maintain harmony in your relationships with family and friends.  And if you are also working, Wise Monkeys Communications LLC undoubtedly you are compromising the quality of your work because of the time you are spending on care giving, and you know your boss has noticed.

    Your Benefit -
    Attending this program will help you understand the process of this care giving role, what's waiting for you "around the corner" and offer you comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  While there is not an instructional booklet to help us with the Care of Aging Parents (COAP), this program will answer many of the questions you have and perhaps many you didn't even know you should ask.  The goal is to offer you more harmony in your life as you continue in this very stressful, and most important role.

    If you are a company or organization with employees who care for their aging parents...

    Your Challenge -
    You are likely the employer of some of the approximately 44 million Americans who are providing care to a parent.  More than 60% of these caregivers are employed full-time.  The cost to businesses in lost productivity is $39 billion annually.

    Your Benefit -
    Caring for an aging parent is a daunting task.  Add to that, the responsibility of a full-time job and family obligations, the caregiver is likely overwhelmed and under-motivated.  In the workplace, the result is lack of productivity and decreased quality of productivity.  Helping the caregiver to better understand the issues and challenges, to become more aware of available resources and to join with others who are dealing with the same issues will alleviate much of the frustration and stress.  The result will likely be a more motivated and inspired caregiver with more time to address the responsibilities of the workplace and interact more productively with co-workers.

    If you are a company or organization with a target market whose customers are baby boomers...financial brokers, long term care insurance providers, pharmaceutical companies....

    Your Opportunity -
    Your current and potential clients are likely facing the challenges of caregiving for an aging parent.  If they have not yet entered this process, they are anticipating the concerns in the near future.  This program presents an excellent opportunity to host your clients for a meaningful and informative seminar.

    Your Benefit -
    Use the program venue for making contact with clients, marketing your products, and introducing new clients to your company and services.  This program serves well as an opportunity to build community goodwill and relationships and enhance visibility.

       

     

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