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  • Caring for the Caregiver Presented by Dan Muncey, M.P.H.

    Member session

    Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

  • “Nearly 20% of adult children are taking care of an older parent.”

    — National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP

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  • “To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children first.”

    — Chinese proverb

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  • Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being

    Welcome to Caring for the Caregiver

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

    The session will begin at 12 p.m.

    This is an interactive

    session.

    Minimize distractions.

    There will be a Q&A at the end of the session.

  • “Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.”

    – Unknown

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  • “Family caregivers, particularly women, provide over 75% of caregiving support in the United States. In 2007, the estimated economic value of family caregivers' unpaid contributions was at least $375 billion, which is how much it would cost to replace that care with paid services.”

    — National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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  • Caring for the Caregiver Presented by Dan Muncey, M.P.H.

    Member session

    Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

  • Mark your calendar

    Senior Health and Well-Being • Oct. 24, 2019 • 12 to 12:20 p.m.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

  • Today’s presenter

    Dan Muncey, M.P.H.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

  • Today’s session:

    • Current state of caregiving • Signs of caregiver burnout • Tips to avoid burnout

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

  • Current state of caregiving • Four in 10 caregivers say they weren’t prepared to take on

    the role of family caregiver.

    • Over half of survey respondents stated they’re stressed (51%) or worried (51%), and many are overwhelmed (40%).

    • More than half of caregivers (54%) say they have experienced an unexpected joy in caregiving.

    • On the other hand, about a quarter (24%) say they have regrets.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

  • Signs of caregiver burnout

    • Emotional and physical exhaustion • Withdrawal from friends, family

    and other loved ones

    • Loss of interest in activities which you previously enjoyed

    • Changes in appetite, weight or both

    • Changes in sleep patterns • Feelings of alienation, helplessness

    or hopelessness

    • Lack of energy to do new things • Feelings of wanting to hurt

    yourself or the person you’re caring for

    • Excessive use of alcohol, medications or sleeping pills

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

  • Tips to avoid burnout • Remind yourself that your work has

    value.

    • Find ways to communicate. • Join a support group. • Get organized. • Nurture the positive relationships in

    your life.

    • Give yourself a break. • Don’t forget to take care of your

    own health.

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  • For more information …

    • Virtual Well-Being site: bluecrossvirtualwellbeing.com • Virtual Well-Being email: BlueCrossVirtualWell-Being@bcbsm.com

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  • Next session: Senior Health and Well-Being

    Oct. 24, 2019 12 to 12:20 p.m. In this session, learn: • Ideas to maintain youthfulness by

    exercising, getting involved with the community and social activities, stimulating the brain’s neural pathways and more.

    • Tips for seniors to be physically, mentally and socially healthy.

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  • Questions?

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