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 - The Importance of Advance Directives
Food for Thought Friday - How did your Home Care Agency Respond during COVID-19?
#TuesdayTip: Reducing Senior Pandemic Fatigue
#TuesdayTip: A Message to Our Partners on Honesty
#TuesdayTip - The Importance of Advance DirectivesWhat are Advance Directives? They are legal documents that provide your doctor and loved ones instructions for your care and what happens to your assets in the event of your death. In terms of health care, the directives take effect when you are unable to communicate your own wishes due to being incapacitated. They will only take effect under the conditions you outline in the document, so there’s no worry that your wishes will be overruled. Visit Oak City Estate Planning: https://www.oakcityestateplanning.com/
Food for Thought Friday - How did your Home Care Agency Respond during COVID-19?As Gina and I are transitioning leadership of Aware, we are reflecting on the great accomplishments, treasured moments, and relationships we have had these past six years. This food for thought on Friday is for executive directors at Independent living communities. Almost all IL communities have a partnership with a home care agency to provide care to residents as required to help them live the best life they can at the community and stay as long as they can. We are privileged to have such relationships with Waltonwood Lake Boone Trail and Abbotswood at Stonehenge. The food for thought question to ED’s about their home care partner is how did your home care agency of choice respond during COVID-19? Did they provide care to residents with COVID-19?
#TuesdayTip: Reducing Senior Pandemic FatigueFor more information on reducing senior pandemic fatigue, visit our blog on the Aware Senior Care web site to learn more. Blog: https://awareseniorcare.com/reducing-senior-pandemic-fatigue/ It’s been a difficult time for all of us. If you or a loved one has struggled, don’t be too harsh on yourselves. We’re all managing this the best we can. Take care and God bless you from all of us at Aware Senior Care.
#TuesdayTip: A Message to Our Partners on HonestyToday’s Tuesday Tip “Honesty is the Best Policy” seems very appropriate with the recent CBS interviews by Oprah Winfrey with Prince Harry and Meghan. It starts with being honest if we can take the client case. We feel we owe it to our partners, who bless us with a referral, to level with them and not overextend ourselves. If you say you can do it, and then suddenly say you cannot, where does it put our referral partner or more importantly, the family that needs the help?
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: Normal Versus Non Normal Aging
Webinar: Pharmacy Delivery and Medication Management at Abbotswood
Webinar - Caregiver Retention and COVID-19 Care
Webinar: What it's like to be a Caregiver for Aware Senior Care
Webinar: Normal Versus Non Normal AgingHave you ever left your house arriving to your car without the keys? Been in a social situation talking to somebody and you have suddenly forgotten their name in mid-conversation? Lost your screwdriver while fixing something only to find it later in your mini fridge? Normal? Not normal? We all age and having some memory loss at times is perfectly normal. But, sometimes we may ask ourselves, “Are these memory loss events normal or an indicator of some form of dementia?” This educational webinar, based on material from Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care Dementia Training, will: -Compare and contrast normal aging versus not normal aging related to various cognitive functions. -Describe the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision, and the major differences between protective and discriminating sensation in each. -Discuss the impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses. This webinar will feature Teepa Snow Positive Approach® to Care Dementia Certified Trainer Gina Murray, RN, BSN and Director of Aware Senior Care and Melanie Bunn, Dementia Mentor, Coach and Consultant for Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care organization. The 45-minute webinar will conclude with an open Q and A session.
Webinar: Pharmacy Delivery and Medication Management at AbbotswoodAware Senior Care and Falls River Pharmacy host a webinar on pharmacy deliveries and medication management. Agenda: -About Aware and Falls River Pharmacy -Pharmacy Services provided by Falls River -Demonstration of how medications are delivered and administered in bubble packs -Medication Management -Questions and Answers session
Webinar - Caregiver Retention and COVID-19 CareTim Murray, President of Aware Senior Care, hosts a webinar for prospective caregivers about employment with Aware and the steps the company is taking to ensure safety when caring for clients with COVID-19.
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.
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.