June, 2016 

Hello from the WellMed Charitable Foundation:

Let us know how you like our new streamlined format. We want to make getting the good information for caregivers even easier. Enjoy!

Carol's Column:

Many of us will rely on the services of a paid caregiver at some point during our caregiving journey. These are individuals hired to come to our homes and provide light housekeeping and personal care services for our loved ones. We might hire them directly or find them through a home health agency. They are certified nursing assistants who work in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Read more.       

Caregiver Teleconnection:  
New TC logo
July 2016 Teleconnection Schedule
(for printing/posting) To register, click one of the links below or call toll-free 866-390-6491 weekdays 8 am to 5 pm.
Did you miss a session? Click here for free on demand audio recordings of sessions available to you 24/7

Caregiver Connections with Dr. Jamie*:  
Dr. Jaime
What is Mindfulness?
(second of a series) Read more.
Jamie Huysman,  PsyD, LCSW, CAP, CFT*
*Jamie is a noted psychologist and author of several books on caregiving, including Take Your Oxygen First. He is the Vice President - Provider Relations for WellMed Medical Management.

Carol Zernial & Ron Aaron
This hour-long weekly radio show airs 6 p.m. Sundays on NewsTalk 930 (AM) KLUP in the Greater San Antonio region. Hosted by nationally recognized gerontologist Carol Zernial and veteran broadcaster Ron Aaron, and featuring author/psychologist Dr. Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, Caregiver SOS On Air explores issues important to you. To access, click here.

Social Security Information for Family Caregivers: 

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Many people think that disability is something that happens to someone else. Unfortunately, disability is unpredictable and can happen to any person, at any age. Millions of Americans live with disabilities. Disability affects those afflicted and their families. Read more.

2016 Calendar:
~~WCF Golf Classic, Oct. 10, 2016, San Antonio, TX

Annual Caregiver Summit, Nov. 10, 2016,
     San Antonio, TX 

Resources and References:

This site features dozens of references on every possible topic of interest to family caregivers.
From AARP.org  
These drugs can harm your hearing.
National Institute of Health
Falls and Older Adults and How to Fall-Proof Your Home
National Institute on Aging
About Alzheimer's disease: Caregiving
NIH Senior Health
Should a Person with Alzheimer's disease Keep Driving?

Coming Soon:

~~An announcement about enhancements to the highly regarded evidence-based Stress-busting Program for Family Caregivers.

~~A telephone support group for family caregivers to help them say connected and engaged.


Contact Information:
Sue Ellen Lewis, Editor | phone: 210 324-8544 | email: SueEllenLewis@msn.com   
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