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Caregiving Essentials: First Steps Training
October 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
All participants in this in-person event will be required to wear masks and adhere to PCOA distancing and safety guidelines, regardless of vaccination status. To assure your safety and that of others, depending on the situation with COVID-19 in our community, this event may be canceled or changed from an in-person event to a virtual event. Once registered, you will be notified regarding any such changes, should they occur, and provided with information about how to join the virtual event and additional options.
NOTE: If staying for both, bring your own lunch. Only light refreshments will be available.
This two-part workshop is for informal, non-paid family caregivers and touches upon common caregiver issues. In the morning, Part#1 Steps to Resilience, topics are discussed such as communication strategies, legal and financial matters, housing, memory care & dementias, end of life planning, and many others. In Part #2 Physical Care & Safety, we have an apartment like room which is set up to demonstrate and assist caregivers in learning proper body mechanics to not hurt your back, home safety and assistive devices, setting up an emergency plan and other useful topics.
Pima Council on Aging, 520.790.7573 ext 5064; LWetzler@pcoa.org
For questions, call Debra Waring 520.790.7573 ext 3407; email@example.com
For possible respite during training, call Arizona Caregiver Coalition 888.737.7494 or our Helpline 520-790-7262.
(Note: Respite needs to be arranged several weeks in advance as there is no guarantee of availability).
Workshop 1: Steps to Resilience
(9:00am – 12:30pm) • Stress Management Tools • Communication Strategies • Alzheimer’s & other dementias • Nutrition, Hydration & Assistance with Eating • Psychological & Emotional Conditions • Grief & End of Life Resources • Managing Medications • Phone and Technology Use • Housework/ Laundry Services • Driving Concerns • Finances & Legal Resources
Workshop 2: Physical Care and Safety
(1:00 – 3:30pm) • 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