Healthy Living for ME plans to offer a free, six-week, interactive workshop, “Building Better Caregivers.” The workshop is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 16, with classes held virtually via Zoom.
During this workshop caregivers can learn and receive support from others going through similar caregiving experiences. The program can help caregivers of all types (family, formal, informal, etc.) better understand and navigate the changes their loved ones are experiencing.
This workshop can help caregivers who are assisting loved ones through memory loss or dementia, as well as those providing care to individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Participants will learn how to identify and deal with their care partners’ triggers around behaviors, how to track this information through the use of a behavior diary, and more.
Additional topics include managing caregiver stress, making decisions and planning for the future, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, legal issues related to caregiving, and hiring help.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a $749,890 award.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 800-620-6036 or email [email protected] for more information and to register.