Practical Caregiver Training
Dates: Wednesday, October 11 to Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 28 Hawthorne Avenue, Carleton Place
Registration: call 613-791-7167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Maximum attendance: 15
This course provides practical knowledge and advice for anyone who is a non-paid caregiver for someone with a life-limiting illness.
“Thank you so much…for coordinating the Caregiver’s course, which I felt very fortunate to have participated in this past month. I found it superb — very thorough and informative and delivered so very well by Ruth, Nancy, Sidney and Katrina. What a marvellous program you’ve put together and how thoughtful of you to finish the experience by gifting us with an adorable comfort bird. Thank you very much.”
The above is a note we received from a participant who took part in one of our Practical Caregiver Training sessions.
Caregiving roles range from provision of assistance for personal care, access to meals and food, transportation to appointments, shopping, and social events, financial management and support, medical care, and many other home maintenance and activities of daily living.
Home Hospice North Lanark (HHNL) knows how hard it can be, and that caregiver burnout is a very real thing. As a response to the needs of unpaid caregivers in this area, HHNL is offering its fourth Practical Caregiving Training course developed by Champlain Hospice Palliative Care in Almonte this spring.
Topics covered during the five FREE 2-hour information sessions are:
October 11 – Your Role as a Caregiver (Navigation, Advance Care Planning)
October 18 – Lifts and Transfers (Body mechanics, lifting techniques)
October 25 – Providing Personal Care (All things hygiene, grief, dignity)
November 1 – End of Life Care (What to expect at the end of life)
November 8 – Communication and Self Care Please bring your own mask and drinks.
We are grateful to St. Mary’s Church, Carleton Place for the use of their hall. This venue is accessible, and there is plenty of onsite parking.Download Info Sheet