Jewish Home Community Education
Throughout May and June 2011, the Los Angeles Jewish Home hosted a series of Caregiving and Aging seminars. The four events focused on identifying the needs of an aging loved one, and the options available. Click the links below to view the handouts and presentations from our expert speakers.
Caregiving & Aging Series I – May 17, 2011
- How to Find, Hire & Manage the Right Caregiver
An informative presentation covering the fundamentals of finding the right in-home caregiver for you or your loved one, by Shelly Ryan, Vice President of Human Resources for the Los Angeles Jewish Home, and Ilana Grossman, CEO-Administrator of the Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center at the Los Angeles Jewish Home.
- Things to Watch for When Interviewing
Important traits to observe in a prospective in-home caregiver.
- Hire Nice People – Not Just Capable Workers
Key questions to ask a prospective in-home caregiver during the hiring process to determine whether they have the right qualifications and attitude for the job.
- Telephone Reference Checking Form
A handy ready-to-use form to check the references a prospective in-home caregiver provides during the interview process.
- Senior Caregiving Duties & Assessment
Proper caregiving requires a working knowledge of a senior's individual needs. This form lists what will be needed of a prospective in-home caregiver to properly care for you or a loved one.
- Should I Coach The Employee?
If you run into a problem with an in-home caregiver, this checklist will help you determine whether the issue involves a lack of working knowledge, or is one that requires disciplinary action.
- Should I Educate the Employee?
Worksheet to supplement Should I Coach The Employee, above.
Caregiving & Aging Series II – May 31, 2011
- Tough Decisions: Do We Need to Move Our Loved One to a Facility?
The educational presentation assessing seniors’ abilities to perform daily tasks, by Dr. Esiquio Casillas, MD, Associate Medical Director of the Los Angeles Jewish Home.
- Activities of Daily Living Checklist
One way to determine whether a loved one should look into assisted living options is by evaluating his or her ability to perform normal activities of daily living.
- Fitness Self-Evaluation Checklist
Self-evaluation form for seniors to determine whether physical limitations make assisted living a good option.
Caregiving & Aging Series III – June 14, 2011
- Caregiving and Aging: What Kind of Help Does Your Loved One Need?
CEO-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home Molly Forrest’s instructive presentation on the different caregiving options available for seniors in need of assisted living.
- Home and Community-Based Services and Resources for Seniors
Presentation on the array of government- and community-based resources available to seniors in need of assisted living, by Arnold Possick, Vice President of Planning and Community-Based Services for the Los Angeles Jewish Home.
- Tips for Caregiving
Advice to prepare yourself and your loved ones to care for seniors in need of assisted living.
- Contact Information for Senior Services
Important agencies and organizations that provide assistance to seniors.
Caregiving & Aging Series IV – June 28, 2011
- Life's Journey: Planning for the Trip, Because Every Moment Matters
Skirball Hospice Administrator Bill Ries and Director of Patient Care Julia Cage-Lindsay's presentation on the benefits of planning ahead for end-of-life care, and what hospice can provide an individual and their family when the time is right.
- All About Palliative Care
Presentation on palliative medicine: how it differs from cure-based medical treatments, the role it plays in traditional medicine, and how it relates to hospice care, presented by David Wallenstein, MD, Medical Director for Skirball Hospice and Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the UCLA Palliative Care Program.
- California Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form
Advance directive form for physicians to guide them on treatment protocols in the case of life-limiting or life-threatening illness or trauma. This form is for informational purposes only. If you choose to use this form as an official physician order, please follow all of the instructions carefully, including the printing instructions on the first page of this PDF.
- California Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form
Instructions to emergency medical services (EMS) providers regarding the extent to which they should attempt to resuscitate an individual in the case of cardiopulmonary arrest. This form is for informational purposes only. If you would like to fill out an official Do Not Resuscitate Form, please contact your local emergency medical services provider (i.e., hospital).