Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Can You Surf the Silver Tsunami?

Dr. Woodson prepares corporations, communities and professional caregivers and their trainees serve the coming wave of seniors successfully.

Dr. Woodson prepares corporate human resource, employee assistance and risk management directors:

  • Increase market-share among seniors through appropriate physical plant and customer service systems
  • Enjoy the wisdom and work ethic of mature employees through relevant human resource benefit packages
  • Retain attendance and productivity among employees challenged with elder care responsibility through relevant employee assistance programs and partnerships with community agencies.
  • Manage risk associated with clients and employees suspected of having memory deficits

Group Of Senior Friends Chatting At Home Together

Dr. Woodson arms community leaders with information they need to:

  • Relieve suffering caused by guilt by Shelter members from their guilt
  • Professional caregivers and their trainees (health systems, physicians, nurses, social service professionals, advance practice providers, behavioral health professionals, allied health providers and their trainees) learn to:
  • Describe the demographic and functional imperatives that make the needs of today’s seniors and their families much greater than in previous generations
  • Illustrate the  differences between normal aging and illness, between diagnosis and treatment strategies of younger vs. older adults.
  • Manage conditions specific to the geriatrics population
  • Shepard patients, families and other advocates through difficult decisions in incurable conditions and at the end of life,
  • Develop initiatives to give excellent care within the coming fiscal constraints, avoiding un- necessary readmission and ER use.

Dr. Woodson prepares community leaders to:

  • Relieve members’ guilt by convincing them that today, the “Caregiver Sandwich” is a triple-decker club; caregiving responsibilities and resources are different than in previous generations.
  • Increase awareness of signs of dementia and other degenerative illnesses
  • Develop confidence and specific language to discuss disability, poor prognosis, and decisions at the end-of-life care. What do you say when the doctors say there is no hope?
  • Maintain resource materials and networks for additional information, referrals and resources

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