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The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging is pleased to make available check out of these videos. These videos are available for group or individual use.

To reserve a video please contact the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Coordinator at (620) 225-8230

Videos are due back in one week unless other arrangements have been made. SWKAAA will pay postage to mail the videos to you; however, you must pay the postage to return the videos.

All services, educational programs and materials are available without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, political belief, age or handicap. Any complaints should be directed to Executive Director, SWKAAA, P. O. Box 1636, Dodge City, KS 67801

Title:

The Educated Caregiver: Volume 1 - Coping Skills

Publisher From LiveView Resources 1998
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

80 Minutes

Providing care for a loved one is one of the toughest jobs anyone can ever have. In this video, you’ll meet others who know what you’re going through – and who share their experiences, fears, feelings, insights, and advice. From these caregivers and from healthcare professionals, you’ll hear valuable strategies on getting support, developing realistic expectations, and especially important, taking care of yourself and your loved one. The video is designed in short, easily viewed sections that deal with the following issues:

  • Challenges of Caregiving
  • Daily Routine
  • Natural Feelings
  • Support Groups
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Preparation for When Your Loved One Leaves Home
  • Strategies to Cut Stress
  • Spiritual Questions
  • Adjusting to Loss
Title:

The Educated Caregiver: Volume 2 – Hands-On Skills

Publisher LiveView Resources 1998
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

Through this comprehensive video, you can learn an array of important skills-and hear valuable insights and tips from healthcare professionals and caregivers. The following key skills are covered:

  • Giving a Bed Bath
  • Oral Hygiene and Nail Care
  • Changing an Occupied Bed
  • Preparing Meals and Help with Eating
  • Observing for Warning Signs of Medical Problems
  • Walking and Getting Around
  • Dressing
  • Making Your Home Safer
  • Caring for Someone with Visual or Hearing Impairments
Title:

The Educated Caregiver: Volume 3 – Essential Knowledge

Publisher Life View Resources 1998
Date/format
Available YES
Description

48 Minutes

Through this video you have easy access to an array of essential knowledge – including tips from doctors and other healthcare professionals that you can use every day. The sections include

  • Communicating Effectively and Honestly with a Loved One
  • Communicating Effectively with Healthcare Providers
  • Giving and Monitoring Medicines
  • Understanding Medication Interactions
  • Avoiding Medication Mistakes
  • Preventing Infections and Using Sterile Techniques
  • Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Providing Wound Care
  • Ensuring That Your Loved One Enjoys Proper Nutrition
Title:

Home Care by Your Side: Home Care for Older Adults

Publisher State of the Art, Inc. 1997
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description 36 Minutes (Closed Captioned)

When an older adult needs assistance with daily living because of a sudden medical crisis or a slow decline in health, the entire family is affected. Who will make the financial and care decisions? Can a nursing home be avoided? What organizations can help us? This program shows the stories of three families who are facing these questions and coming up with positive and resourceful answers. Some of the issues they deal with include:
    • The Toll Disease Takes on a Well Spouse
    • How Professionals Can Supplement the Love and Care a Family Provides for an Elderly Family Member
    • How a Family Can Face End-of-Life Issues with the Support of a Hospice Program
    • Networking with Other Families
    • Managing Home Care Nurses and Aides
Title:Aging Parents Planning for the Future
Publisher Produced for PBS Television 1997
Date/format 1997/VHS
Available YES
Description

60 Minutes

This video offers reliable information on managing the challenges of life changes. With more people living longer today than ever before – America’s over-65 population is expected to double by the year 2030 – the joys and complications of growing older are felt not only by elders, but also by their children, who often become their parents’ caregivers. This video presents a variety of useful information:

  • How to Move Beyond Denial and Fear
  • Role Reversal and Caring for Parents
  • Detailing Differences in Wills and Trusts
  • How to Plan for Aging, Especially if the Family is Geographically Separated
  • What to do if Family Members Disagree About What is in the Parent’s Best Interest
  • Guidelines Parents and Adult Children Can Use in Opening an Often Sensitive Dialogue
  • Creating an Action Plan That Suits Everyone
Title:

A Prescription for Caregivers: Take Care of Yourself

Publisher Wendy Lustbader
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

60 Minutes

This video is filmed in front of a live audience of caregivers. The presentation is packed with humor and stories from real life. Topics include:

  • Heeding Resentment as a Warning Sign of Doing too Much
  • The Many Varieties of Guilt
  • Options for Self-Care
  • Figuring out How Much Care is “Enough”

 

Both caregivers and professionals who assist them will find ideas on how to make life better for the giver and receiver of care.

Title:

Coming Home Basic Information for the Home Caregiver

Publisher
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

The Home Care Institute of Kansas and Kansas State University “Home Sweet Home.” This phrase is familiar to all of us. When we don’t feel well, most of us just want to be at home. But sometimes being at home means that we need the help of a caregiver, and most often that caregiver is a member of the family who has little or no experience providing home care.

If you are the caregiver, you may find that your new responsibilities are physically and emotionally draining. You may also find that providing care is a rewarding and meaningful experience.

This video and accompanying booklet provide training to supply the caregiver with the basic tools needed to safely deliver care. Topics include:

  • Moving and Transfer
  • Infection Control
  • Nutrition
  • Stress
  • Talking to Your Doctor
Title:

Transportation Solutions for Caregivers: A Starting Point

Publisher Easter Seals
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

13:34 Minutes Closed Captioned

Family Caregivers often rely on trial and error to solve their transportation challenges. This video and accompanying booklet provide tips and safe, creative solutions, devised by both family caregivers and professionals that are designed to ease transportation challenges. Topics covered include:

  • Communication
  • Sensitivity
  • Preventing Agitation
  • Dealing with Agitation
  • Providing Physical Assistance
  • Resources for Caregivers
Title:

Nursing Homes: Quality Information Counts

Publisher Kansas Foundation for Medical Care 2003
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

5 Minutes

Making decisions about nursing home care for you or your loved one can be a difficult process. Medicare has published information on its website, www.medicare.gov, to help you in this process. By clicking on “Nursing Home Compare” on the Medicare website, you can learn about the quality of care in the nations 17,000 nursing homes. This quality information, combined with other options such as visiting nursing homes and talking with administrators and staff, can help you make a more informed decision about nursing homes.

This video produced by KFMC, your Medicare Quality Improvement Organization in the state of Kansas, is specially designed to help Kansans understand how to use Medicare’s quality information, as well as how to navigate the Medicare website. Support materials are available with this video for instruction.

 

Title:

 The Caregivers’ Journey – The Toll With Dr. Geila Bar-David

Publisher
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

 “The Toll” acknowledges the emotional costs of being a caregiver.

Title:

The Caregivers’ Journey – Surviving
With Dr. Geila Bar-David

Publisher
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

 “Surviving” sees caregivers share wise advice on how to cope with emotional, mental, and physical strains.

Title:

The Caregivers’ Journey – Healing
With Dr. Geila Bar-David

Publisher
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description “Healing” reveals caregivers’ feelings of loss and their eventual healing.
Title:

The Caregivers’ Journey – Quiet Triumphs
With Dr. Geila Bar-David

Publisher
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

 “Quiet Triumphs” is a moving testament to the human spirit, showing how caregivers stretch their capacity for patience and caring.

Title:

 The Healing Power of Nature

Publisher  Aquarius Productions, Inc.
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

Views of nature have powerful healing potential and can play an important role in helping to reduce everyday tension and stress. This video was created specifically as “visual therapy” to help promote relaxation and general wellness.

Research has shown that long-term exposure to images of nature, such as these, can help lower blood pressure, ease muscle tension, reduce anxiety and create a more positive sense of well-being. This tape, which is meant for repeated viewing, is accompanies by carefully selected musical compositions designed to help you relax and reconnect with nature. The combination of stunning visuals and soothing sounds will delight your senses, quiet your mind, and leave you feeling more in tune with the beauty of the natural world.

Title:

 Caregiver Wellness

Publisher Healing Arts Communication
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description 32 Minutes

This video provides tools and resources to help caregivers transform stress and maintain wellness. Topics include:
  • The importance of maintaining wellness as a caregiver
  • Acknowledging and defusing difficult emotions
  • Goal-setting and action plans as agents for positive change
  • Simple, effective exercises for relaxation and renewal
  • Activities that foster self-esteem and well-being
  • The role of respite and caregiver support groups
Title:

 When Your Parent Needs You: Caring for an Aging Parent

Publisher Aquarius Health Care Media
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

35 Minutes

This video offers insight and advice from two specialists in caregiving and aging issues.

Title:

 Respite Care: Caring for the Caregiver

Publisher Aquarius Health Care Media
Date/format VHS
Available YES
Description

25 Minutes

This video discusses the value of scheduled respite for caregivers. Caregiver support groups, retreats, adult day care and anger management groups are just some of the tools that enable caregivers to cope.

 

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