ONLINE Powerful Tools for Caregivers

May 20, 2020 - June 24, 2020 3 - 4:30 pm EST

Online via Zoom


Contact: Laura Anderson , Christi Demitz

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based program designed to equip caregivers with a range of self-care tools to help them reduce personal stress and communicate effectively with family members and healthcare providers. This is a program to help the caregiver take care of themselves.

This 6-week program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend (no professional caregivers, please). You will benefit from the workshop 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 workshop will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver.

This workshop will give YOU, the family caregiver, tools to:

» Help you reduce stress

» Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, paid help

» Take care of yourself

» Reduce guilt, anger, and depression

» Help you relax

» Make tough decisions

» Set goals and problem-solve

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Hiring in-home help
  • Understanding depression
  • Helping memory-impaired elders
  • Making decisions about driving
  • Making legal and financial decisions

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Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson
ander359@msu.edu

Christi Demitz

Christi Demitz MSW
616-632-7881
demitzch@msu.edu