Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Date: June 15, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Michigan State University Extension, Mecosta County, 14483 Northland Dr, Big Rapids MI 49307
Contact: Lisa Baker at 231-592-0792 or Pam Daniels at danie270@msu.edu

This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from the class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country. Please note that this class will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver.

The course provides caregivers caregivers ways to help you reduce stress, solutions to communicate effectively with other family members, doctors and paid help, reducing guilt, anger and depression, helpful ways you can relax and much more.

The class covers the following topics:

  • Hiring in-home help
  • Understanding depression
  • Helping memory-impaired elders
  • Making legal and financial decisions
  • Making decisions about care facility placement
  • Communicating with other family members
  • Planning, creating and using agendas for casual family meetings

Six Fridays: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 - free of charge

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (please feel free to bring your own sack lunch)

Michigan State University Extension Office at 14485 Northland Dr., Big Rapids

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