The Savvy Caregiver—Six Part Series
San Raphael 1:00 ‒ 3:00 pm
August 7, 2018 to September 4, 2018
Join JFCS’ Seniors At Home for a training program for family members or friends providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.
This six-week program is about the what and how of caregiving. It is built around two ideas:
- You probably never expected to be a caregiver.
- And … you never trained for the role.
You can become a Savvy Caregiver!
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a specialty requiring specific skills and an attitude that contributes to the well being of both the caregiver and the person with the disease. This program, co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, enables caregivers to develop a sense of control and mastery within the caregiving role.
Based on research by experts in caregiving techniques, this six-week course will provide clinical-level training for family caregivers. Participants will graduate with:
- Personal knowledge and skills to assess abilities of their loved one with dementia
- Confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
- Strategies to manage activities of daily living; and perspective on the course of Alzheimer’s and related disorders
July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 4, 1:00-3:00pm
Cost is free; sponsored by the Ned Eichler Scholarship Fund .
Registration is required and you must be able to attend all six sessions.