Welcome to the Aware Senior Care video library! We’re educators and we love producing videos on topics relevant to seniors, their loved ones, and our community. This section is updated frequently, so be sure to check back in often.
Why Aware Senior Care
A series of sit-down interviews with clients, caregivers, and medical partners as they describe their experiences with Aware Senior Care.
Home Care Client Testimonial - Julie Screws
Home Care Client Testimonial - Garrett Screws
Caregiver Interview: Christine
Why Aware Senior Care?
Home Care Client Testimonial - Julie ScrewsAware Senior Care client Julie Screws appreciates the friendly and personable caregiving she has received with Christine.
Home Care Client Testimonial - Garrett ScrewsAware Senior Care client Garrett Screws reflects on the care for his wife, Julie, by her caregiver, Christine.
Caregiver Interview: ChristineAware Senior Care interview with caregiver Christine on her experiences caring with the Screws family and what her caregiving work means to her.
Why Aware Senior Care?Tim and Gina's caregiving experiences with their own parents inspired them to start Aware Senior Care.
#TuesdayTips and #WednesdayWisdom
Our #TuesdayTips/#WednesdayWisdom video series are short educational videos we release a few times a month that cover a wide range of home care related topics.
#TuesdayTip: Wear a Cloth Facemask in Public
Living Well During the Stay at Home
Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
#TuesdayTip: How to Apply the Four Truths About Dementia
#TuesdayTip: Wear a Cloth Facemask in PublicFor today’s Tuesday Tip, we are encouraging everyone to follow the CDC’s latest guidelines and wear a face mask in public places.
Living Well During the Stay at HomeGood and healthy things to do during the “Stay at Home” COVID-19 order. Today’s Tuesday Tip is a series of things to do while living through the “Stay at Home” order to address the spread of COVID-19.
Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)Today’s Tuesday Tip on “Breaking the Chain” comes from helpful guidelines provided by the Center of Disease Control or CDC on measures you can take to protect yourself and others from the Coronavirus disease.
#TuesdayTip: How to Apply the Four Truths About DementiaOne of the key lessons we learned from Teepa Snow and the Positive Approach to Care trainers is that WE need to change how we respond to people living with dementia. They cannot change their behaviors, they may have lost their filters and no longer know how to act in social situations, they are no longer able to dress themselves, or use utensils to eat. Tim and I know firsthand about the struggles facing those who love people living with dementia. Both of our Mothers live with dementia, so becoming certified trainers is truly a labor of love for us.
Webinars in 2020 During the COVID-19 Pandemic
During most years, our seminars take place all over Wake County with a variety of people. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, these seminars have been converted to webinars. But, we’re still learning from a distance!
Webinar: What it's like to be a Caregiver for Aware Senior Care
Webinar: Avoiding Caregiver Burnout at Home During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Webinar: Don't Fear the Floor! Learn how to get up safely!
Adjusting to a New Normal: Living with Parkinson's During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Webinar: What it's like to be a Caregiver for Aware Senior CareOur first virtual hiring event! We held this event during the COVID-19 Pandemic to hire for the following position: CNA/PCA all shifts - PT/FT, Paid Time Off, Bonuses & Benefits, Extraordinary Caregiving Bonus of $2/hr. in addition to hourly compensation (paid through June 23). Job Description Our caregivers are the foundation and core of our home care agency and taking care of our caregivers is our #1 priority. Besides higher than industry compensation, we also offer comprehensive vision, dental, term life insurance, chronic illness, and medical benefits. We have implemented a comprehensive employee recognition and retention program. We continually work to provide growth opportunities for caregivers as four of our FT staff coordinators started as caregivers. You must have experience with seniors as a caregiver to apply.
Webinar: Avoiding Caregiver Burnout at Home During the Covid-19 PandemicWorking from home and caregiving at the same time during the COVID-19 Pandemic “Stay at Home” decree? Are you feeling and looking like that piece of toast you put in the toaster with the timer set too long? Could you use some help? Please register and benefit from the collective team expertise and counsel on this all to frequent struggle – caregiver burnout. Pre-March 2020. You were working at a nice office in the Triangle and life was good. You and your husband recently decided to move your Mother into your home so you could provide care for her. You decided to do this as she was recently widowed living in in New York and was showing signs or early memory loss. Your Mom was a bit reluctant about this decision to move but is slowly adapting. You were concerned about her safety and well-being when you and your husband were at work, so you hired a part-time private caregiver to be with her throughout the week while you were at work. This started out okay at first but quickly deteriorated. The private caregiver was frequently late and unreliable, so you started to be concerned about the quality of caregiving. You were about to address this when life suddenly changed. The COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the “stay at home” order, you and your husband now work from home. You thought this would solve your caregiver reliability problem as you and your husband now are the primary caregivers. This quickly turned into a disaster. Managing a household with two small children, trying to keep up with your job while caregiving for your mom is making you feel trapped and you are at wits end. Something must give. What can you do? Where can you turn for advice? What life changes should you make to take care of yourself because after all, if you do not take care of yourself, how can you take care of your family, your Mom and most importantly, you? The answer is not well. This webinar will bring together bright minds in home healthcare industry to talk about signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout. What could happen if you do not take steps to address and things you could or should do during the COVID-19 pandemic to fuel yourself or what is frequently referred to as “self-care.” The webinar will start with about twenty minutes of expert presentation from Ann-Marie Sochia focusing on speaking to and advising our fictious Mother and Caregiver Silvia. Ann-Marie will then hand over brief prescriptions from panel members to discuss how they could help based on there are of home and self-care expertise. The webinar will conclude with open town hall Q and A session.
Webinar: Don't Fear the Floor! Learn how to get up safely!Are you or a family member at risk for a fall? Are you concerned if you do fall, you will not be able to get up off the floor? Are you making decisions about where to live or concerned about living alone in your home? Would you like to learn some simple and proven techniques to help you and gain your independence and peace of mind? The heart of the webinar will feature owner and physical therapist Katie Stephens of STEPS for Recovery. Katie will focus on educating the audience on strategies for a safe transition down to the floor, strategies for getting up from the floor, concluding with suggested exercises and tools to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and skill for stand floor transfers. Panelist and speaker Gina Murray, Director of Aware Senior Care, will discuss how Home Care can team with physical therapy.
Adjusting to a New Normal: Living with Parkinson's During the COVID-19 PandemicDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to involuntarily Stay at Home” following CDC guidelines to halt the spread of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus spreading the COVID-19 disease. People coined the phrase “a new normal” to describe adjusting our lifestyle’s adapting to social distancing, the closing of our favorite restaurants, pubs, stores, exercise groups, hair salons, social groups, churches and lastly and most significant, family gatherings. For many people, this was a big struggle and adapting and altering routines has been difficult. The new normal is very appropriate. Even as we eventually emerge from the “stay at home”, the stigma associated with the disease will be around some time. This will probably cause a very slow progression back to large social gatherings and some hesitancy even hugging or shaking hands with a non-family member. This webinar will bring together bright minds in home healthcare to talk about what this new normal is, what changes we should expect or anticipate in leading a life with Parkinson’s disease. The 40-minute webinar will conclude with an open Q and A session with Resources for Seniors, Aware Senior Care and other professionals that serve Wake County offering help with Parkinson’s care.
Our mission is to provide unsurpassed in-home care for seniors, to bring peace of mind to those who care for seniors, and to be an educational resource on home care, aging, and issues faced by seniors.