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Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks & Senior Lifestyle Trends
Lori La Bey is Featured by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors
I was so honored to be asked to be the featured member for December by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. This is a group that I revere and hold in high esteem. To become a member of this organization one must go through several days of intense training and testing. Continued education and community service is mandated to keep your certification in tact. Out of all of the certification programs for “Working with Seniors,” this one in my opinion beats the others hands down. The SCSA organization is open to all types of companies, organizations, and individuals in business who work with the “Senior” market. High ethical practices are expected and held to. Below is the link to the article:
In addition here is the video link attached to the article:
Last, if you are interested in more information on becoming a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors or if you are looking for a certified Professional to assist you go to this site: http://www.csa.us Don’t forget to say Lori la Bey Referred you!
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The New Hybrid CAR Egiver™
by Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks and Senior Lifestyle Trends
Being a Caregiver can be stressful yet very rewarding. The problem I see with society today is the guilt from the judgment. As Caregiver’s guilt can come from the person we are caring for. Other times it comes from our family, friends, and onlookers. Judgment is powerful and can make us feel powerless. It can stop a Caregiver in his tracks from doing things differently or hiring support help.
Many times Caregiver’s feel they are being watched and judged. They are fearful of making changes knowing others may call them on those changes. They don’t have the strength or desire to get into a confrontation with others. There are too many other things to concentrate on. They don’t have the energy or the time to waste, so they keep doing things the same way even when they are not working so well.
As professionals in the industry we need to educate people on what I call the “New Hybrid CAR Egiver™.” “CAR” stands for “Conscience Awakening of Relationships.” “Egivers “has its own acronym but bottom lines stands for “Emotional Givers.” There is so much more to Caregiving then our “To Do Lists”. To Do Lists allow Caregiver’s to feel they are in control and doing something positive to help. Yet true Caregiving is about embracing a relationship and providing emotional balance to the one we are caring for and our self, while assuring necessary tasks are completed.
For myself, I came to this realization after my Father’s death in 2001. For example, there is a huge difference between orchestrating lunch vs. going out to lunch with my Father as a daughter. The focus of the interaction totally shifts. People should not lose the base of their relationship to become a Caregiver. The relationship should be enhanced.
Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks and Senior Lifestyle Trends
For more information on the Hybrid CAR Egiver™ and other presentations you can contact Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks and Senior Lifestyle Trends through her websites:
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