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Family Caregiver Training - Caregiving Essentials: First Steps

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PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION AND SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOPS BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING. THIS INCLUDES THE LOCATIONS OF THE TRAININGS.

NOTE: If you wish to sign up for BOTH WORKSHOPS, you will need to register for BOTH individually.

NOTE: This training does not provide certification or CEU’s for paid caregivers.

NOTE: light refreshments will be provided, bring your own lunch if you are attending both workshops.


TRAINING SCHEDULE:

Friday, January 24th - WORKSHOPS 1 AND 2 - Location: PCOA Dusenberry Center (600 S. Country Club)

Wednesday, March 18th - WORKSHOPS 1 AND 2 - Location: PCOA Dusenberry Center (600 S. Country Club)

Workshop 1 is from 9AM - 12:30PM

Workshop 2 is from 1PM - 3:30PM



TRAINING DESCRIPTIONS:

Workshop 1 : Steps to Resilience:

• Stress Management Tools
• Communication Strategies
• Alzheimer’s & other dementias
• Nutrition, Assistance with Eating, & Redirecting
• Psychological & Emotional Conditions
• Grief & End of Life Resources
• Managing Medications
• Phone Use
• Housework/ Laundry
• Driving
• Finances

Workshop 2: Physical Care and Safety:

• Proper Body Mechanics
• Home Environment Safety & Fall Prevention
• Planning for an Emergency
• Understanding Assistive Devices
• Proper Walking /Transferring techniques
• Re-positioning with reassessment.
• Activity Planning, Outings and Car Etiquette
• Infection control and providing Personal Care

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