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
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