Serving Unreasonable Older Adults & Their Families
Length: 3 Hours 1 Minute
Contrary to myths and stereotypes about older adults, most are reasonable and straightforward to work with. But when we encounter older adults and their families who are unreasonable, we frequently feel like they are taking up all of our time and energy. This interactive workshop will help participants understand why some older adults and their family caregivers are unreasonable and build empathy for those difficult clients. This workshop will also assist participants provide the best treatment to these clients while protecting themselves from burnout.
Content Level: Beginner to intermediate
Date of original program: 5.24.2021
Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW, has been in healthcare for more than 15 years. Her experience includes both working directly with patients and as a manager in mental health and long term care. She is passionate about educating patients and families on options while promoting self-determination for those with complex physical, cognitive or mental health diagnoses. A frequent guest lecturer for Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program, she also loves teaching professionals about best practices in working with older generations.