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Butler Community College
Understand tools and techniques for effective communication.
Understand the importance of capturing family history and helping parents maintain zest for life.
Learn ways to handle a lifetime's accumulation of belongings and simplify life for you and your parents.
Learn what legal documents your parents need to prepare in advance as part of their estate planning.
Understand what information you need to learn from your parents while they are still able to give it to you.
Recognize and learn techniques to handle the gamut of emotions resulting from your loved ones' transitions.
Understand various types of help available for you and your aging parents and where to find it.
Learn when and how to choose different living arrangements with your parents.
Understand how to evaluate and choose a nursing home or assisted care facility.
Learn how to communicate with your parent and what your role is after the move to assisted care.
Understand issues in dealing with death as a life event.
Understand the grief process and issues that may come up with a surviving spouse.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
How does it work? Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
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A very timely course in this day and age when the number of elderly is increasing at record levels. I had been searching for information on a variety of elder care issues for quite some time and this course provided me with answers to my questions in one place. With my parents entering their golden years, I needed a roadmap to guide me with helping them through the aging process. This course was that roadmap.
Excellent course, and it could not have come at a better time in my life. I feel I got an enormous amount of direction and information! I would highly recommend it to others!
For many, the journey down the path of assisting aging parents is full of uncertainty and emotional highs and lows. This course lights the way for our journey through the experience of others. Knowing what to expect and being equipped with tools to handle the challenges along the way makes me more confident and better prepared to deal effectively with whatever lies ahead.
I found the course to be very informative. My father passed away at home after a lengthy illness & the course reinforced the way the family handled his illness and passing. Your course gave me some valuable things to think about. I would definitely recommend the course. The course was very well organized. Thank you for all your personal experiences.
I thoroughly enjoyed this on-line class on Assisting Aging Parents. The lessons and supplemental information have been valuable. The instructor was knowledgeable and caring, and taught from first hand experience. I feel that I am more prepared and have more confidence to deal with the the complexities of dealing with my aging parents. This was my first on-line class and I must say, I found it very enjoyable and look forward to taking other courses in the future.
This was a very timely class for me. My parents are elderly and I am struggling with their care and wellbeing. The scope of the course was amazing to me - the instructor covered information from the very beginning of the aging process (retirement) through searching for alternative living conditions and ending in the finality of death. All topics were covered candidly and with compassion. I think one of the greatest benefits was the outside reading and resource list.
Your class was so much more than I expected! Beyond helping me with the practical matters of resources and approaches, ultimately I realized that in order to be effective for my dad I have to dismantle the roadblocks in my head. After almost forty years of cynically rejecting "clichés," light bulbs were going off in my head as I read your material. It finally sunk in and empowered me -- I can change myself! As a result I have a confidant in my sister and a healthier relationship with my mom. Thank you for truly helping ME to assist my aging parents!
I retired seven years ago. During the first six years my husband and I enjoyed lots of travel, taking care of our nephew's children, and volunteer work. In the sixth year of retirement I started missing the world of work. I missed getting a paycheck and working. My thoughts, however, were "who would hire an old lady who hadn't worked in six years?” During my sixth year of retirement I stared taking courses with ed2go.com. I felt revitalized again learning what was new in office software. I took a certificate course in gerontology and during that course I perused medical office websites. I updated my resume and applied for a job as an activity aide in the dementia section of a nursing home. I went through two interviews and was hired on my 65th birthday last summer.
Marsiea did a fine job with this course. I felt a personal connection with her, as she not only listened and responded to my communications but also shared some of her own experience with challenging life situations. Thank you, Marsiea!
The instructor was very thorough in covering all the phases of "Assisting Aging Parents." Her writing and responses were well written and very helpful. I really enjoyed hearing about her personal experiences in her own family. Thanks to Marseia, I am less unsure of myself in this area of life and have grown as a person.
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