Karen Fuller brings to her audience a depth of understanding of the role of caring for our elderly family members and the impact on the lives of working women. She recognizes the difficulty of managing their time in an already over-extended life.
Karen has a strong educational background in health care, gerontology, adult education and life coaching. She supports this educational background with many years of long-term care management.
Karen approaches this emotion-filled topic with wisdom, knowledge and personal stories. Her goals for each presentation are . . .
- To support and inform
- To inspire personal growth though awareness
- To provide insight that may lead to a transformation in your life
Karen is willing to speak to small or large groups in either a community forum or the business sector.
Each presentation can be adapted to time allocations of 20 – 60 minutes.
Most requested presentations:
|How Do I Beat the Fear of Not Doing Enough?
Topics: Family, Boundaries and Communication
The consequences of aging are rife with emotional fall-out. Your parents, although in denial, may well recognize the changes that are taking place. Yet they are fearful of being helpless, becoming a burden and losing their independence. They may fear their own mortality. This fear may often results in difficult or less than adult behavior.Your extreme compassion for the plight of your parents, leads to a loss of self-concern. This reverse dependency may cause you to feel responsible for their security and well-being.You may see no other option but to take on the full burden of care yourself. This solitary role may soon affect your employment situation, your social outlets and your sense of security.
|Can I Be a Caregiver and Thrive?
Topics: Family, Communication and Planning
Caring for another with a chronic medical condition is a life-changing event. It creates a drain on your time, resources and causes physical and emotional exhaustion. Unfortunately, though inevitable, it is never the right time.You do not know which way to turn. You are grappling for any solution, searching for facts and trying to adjust to this new normal.Being unprepared and uninformed can only lead to a major family crisis, which is fraught with stress, anxiety, guilt, exhaustion and burnout. Early planning provides the opportunity for open communication and your parent’s involvement in the process.
|Caring for Elderly Parents: Facts and Myths
Topics: Realities, Issues and Advocacy
“Love is doing what people need, not just what they want. Love is doing what people need not just what we want.” ~ Rev. Doug Manning, author of “When Love Gets Tough”
|My Mother’s Keeper: Pieces of a Life
Topics: Reluctant Caregiver and Issues
Let us face it; not every family is picture perfect. Sometimes geographically distanced or estranged siblings are coming together for the first time in years, for the sole purpose of sorting out care for their aging parents.Even in the best of families, this creates a situation that is ripe for explosive family conflict.Families within themselves are notoriously slow to adapt to change.The finality of making some life altering decisions for our parents may awaken an unconscious response to unmet needs.
“I am going to meet with my siblings to make sure we are all on the same page. This workshop has helped me to prepare for a family meeting and given me a tool to gather the information needed. It gave me three priorities for holding a successful family meeting.” ~~ Winn Barnett – Attendee “What Drives You Crazy Can Save Your Sanity” Workshop
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