Caring for Aging Parents

... What Worries You the Most?

Mom seems much more forgetful. Dad's having trouble getting around, and your siblings don't want to talk about it. In the face of family changes caused by aging, disease, or other life circumstances, the questions can be worrisome, and the answers hard to find. These webinars offer an opportunity to share your concerns, and gain the practical information you need to make the plans and provide the support that will work best for you and your loved ones.

Presented by the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing

Caregiving Technology, Gadgets, Apps and More

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Care@Work

There is a wealth of technology products and services available to help caregivers care for aging loved ones. GPS and artificial intelligence-based products, voice assist and medication safety gadgets, medical apps, robotic solutions, virtual reality, wearables, hearables and sensor clothing are all helping family members keep loved ones healthy, safe, and connected to avoid isolation and loneliness. There are also tech solutions to help caregivers – whether it’s shopping, creating more education and empathy about a loved one’s condition, or finding balance and calm. This webinar takes you on a Tech Tour of these products, apps and gadgets, including where to find them and how much they cost.


Overcome the Help Hurdle: Manage Reluctance with Care and Compassion

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Chandi Deitmer, L.I.C.S.W.; Care Advisor, Care@Work Adult and Senior Care Advising

Your aging loved ones are living at home and having trouble getting around. You’re concerned but have come up with a great care plan to support them. There’s only one problem—they won’t accept help from you or anyone else. What now? This webinar will provide:

  • Reasons your loved ones may be reluctant to accept care
  • Strategies on how to partner with, and support, your loved ones while honoring their autonomy
  • Trustworthy resources and tips on how to present them to your ambivalent loved ones

One-on-One Virtual Adult and Senior Care Advising

Are you caring for a loved one? Sign up to meet one-on-one (virtually) with an Adult and Senior Care Advisor. Adult and Senior Care Advising provides you and your family with comprehensive, personalized advice, guidance, and resources to help you address your unique short- and long-term caregiving needs.