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Home Helpers of Alpharetta presented a CEU to Social Workers and RN’s at Emory St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta

By Greg and Hilary Eldridge

On Thursday, January 28th Workers and RN’s at Emory St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta. The CEU was entitled “Through the Camera’s Lens: A “Multi-Media” Exploration of the Needs of America’s Aging Population and Their Caregivers”. Greg and Hilary Eldridge and Cheryl McEntee presented the CEU to about 40 attendees. Hilary and Greg are the owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta and Cheryl McEntee is their RN supervisor.The CEU was titled “Through the Camera’s Lens: A “Multi-Media” Exploration of the Needs of America’s Aging Population and Their Caregivers”. Greg and Hilary Eldridge and Cheryl McEntee presented the CEU to about 40 attendees. Hilary and Greg are the owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta and Cheryl McEntee is their RN supervisor.

The CEU examined how the continued increase in the aging population makes meeting the needs of the elderly and their caregivers an increasingly complex issue. Often times this process starts with effective hospital discharge planning. Using a “multi-media” approach (through video clips, poems, stories and cartoons) we examined the who’s, what’s and why’s of caregiving. We got some perspectives from family members who are caregivers – as well as professional caregivers and looked at what helps to make a “good” caregiver match. We also looked at the effects of caregiving and the growing aging population on the individual, family and economy.

Home Helpers of Alpharetta can help make your life easier by providing companion care, senior care and respite care, so you or your loved one can enjoy aging in place. From a few hours a week to 24/7 care, we can tailor a personalized home care plan to fit any lifestyle wherever home is. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.