Powerful Tools For Caregiving

Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program called "Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregiving" is a 6 week course designed for family caregivers. Each session has several segments. The course is educational in nature, but the opportunity for class participants to interact and share with each other is also important. Class meets for 2 and 1/2 hours each week for 6 weeks.  It is highly recommended that you attend all 6 sessions.  Each week expands on previously learned skills, so attending all sessions is important.  Camaraderie develops among participants, so your absence affects group dynamics. In order to benefit from the series, we recommend you sign up when you can attend all 6 sessions.

Emphasis is placed on the fact that the focus is on "YOU", the caregiver, not on the family member receiving care," the importance of self-care, and learning about taking better care of yourself. It focuses not on specific medical conditions of family members, but on how to deal with them.

Course content includes:

Identifying the challenges of Caregiving,

Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress,

Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns,

Communicating in Challenging Situations,

Learning from our Emotions, and

Mastering Caregiving Decisions.

Call the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore for more information regarding class content and schedules.

At this time both day and evening classes are available. Classes are held in various locations, depending on the partnering agency, and other partner participants.  Usually a snack and beverages are provided during the class.
Next series is scheduled to begin on April 4th, 2016 @ Aurora Medical Center.  Classes will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and end at Noon.
Respite Care is available to your loved one during the time of the classes, but must be pre-arranged.  Please call for more information and/or to register.  A minimum of 1 week is necessary to arrange respite care.
(920) 683-4180
or Toll Free: 1-877-416-7083

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