Sadly, family estrangements happen frequently. Sometimes the rift occurs because of distance or misunderstandings. In other cases there are more serious abandonment or betrayal issues involved. When family members begin caring for an elderly loved one, old hurts can bubble to the surface while new ones develop. Step-family drama, adult sibling rivalry, martyr syndrome, toxic parent/child relationships from prior generations and dysfunctional family patterns will be explored. Family conflict, estrangement and social isolation can lead to and exacerbate physical and mental health problems for the caregiver. This down-to-earth discussion will focus on helping professionals guide family caregivers in identifying the best options for dealing with family estrangements while preserving their health and mental health and ensuring quality care for their older loved ones.
Content Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Date of original program: 10.11.2021
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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.
15 min – What are some of the causes of Family Estrangements
30 min – What can result from Family Estrangement
15 min – Why are caregivers especially susceptible
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