Education and Training Manager
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Lynn has worked at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging since 1992 when she and her husband relocated to Columbus from Boston, MA. She is the Education and Training Manager for the agency and works in the National Family Caregiver Support program as a Caregiver Advocate. During her years with COAAA she has been involved with numerous projects dedicated to educating professionals, older adults and families about issues on aging. Lynn has a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio.
Learn common characteristics of spouses, adult children and siblings involved in caregiving and how this relates to common caregiving challenges. Information to help overcome obstacles in family caregiving discussed.
Identify signs of caregiver stress and burnout; common emotions and coping strategies discussed.
Develop tips/techniques for providing home care for loved ones.
Discuss circumstances which can provoke difficult behaviors, and learn techniques for coping with these behaviors.
Learn about consumer rights, tips for getting high quality care in various settings.
Information on long-term care, financial realities, and legal tools for planning.
This program is for families transitioning a loved one from the community to the nursing home setting. Discusses choosing a facility, strategies for managing care, and resident’s rights.