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Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops- Mealtime and Medication Assistance
March 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am$35
Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops:
Gain the confidence to safely look after your loved one at home with our new Family Caregiver Wellness workshops. These workshops will provide you with knowledge and expertise to transition into a new role and equip you with technologies to look after loved ones while they are living at home.
Our online videos and hands-on workshops will give you the flexibility to learn within your schedule. Workshop topics are wide ranging and include: roles of the caregiver for an independent to high-needs senior; developing health observations; effective communication skills with health-care providers; and pairing technologies and tools to assist in daily living.
Each course is 2.5 hours . Course registration fee is $35 (+GST). Class lecture (1 hour)- Covering tips and tricks, how to observe the health status of your loved one, resources and tools for assistance, hands on training with a partner (if applicable). Simulated Experience (1.5 hours)- Experience high potential scenarios that a caregiver may experience while looking after a loved one and go through appropriate decision making and the steps of care. Workshop registration includes: Information guide and resources to take home and access to quick videos for just in time learning.
Mealtime and Medication Assistance Workshop:
Learn safe feeding and medication administration that will promote autonomy, safety and family connection. You will learn:
– Techniques for food consistency
– Techniques for assisting swallowing
– Prevention of choking
– Medications and polypharmacy- benefits and risks
Legend of Activity Locations: (DT) Downtown | (C) Central | (W) West Edmonton | (SW) Southwest Edmonton | (SE) Southeast Edmonton | (S) South Edmonton | (N) North Edmonton | (NW) Northwest Edmonton | (NE) Northeast Edmonton | (E) East Edmonton | (Sh.Pk) Sherwood Park | (Ft.Sk) Fort Saskatchewan | (St.Pl) Stony Plain | (Sp.Gr) Spruce Grove