Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Fully Online: Tuesdays, August 4 - 8, 2020

August 4, 2020 - September 8, 2020 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST

Zoom Webinar

Contact: For more information, contact Pam Daniels at danie270@msu.edu or 231.592.0792

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 care giving 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

Cost: FREE

1.  Due to some of the sensitive discussions, and to allow yourself the opportunity to talk freely, you may wish to separate yourself from your care-receiver during class time. 
2.  Staff will contact you by email, 1 week prior to the class start date for a brief orientation to zoom. 
3.  Textbook: 'The Caregiver Helpbook' is optional and not required. Should you wish to order the book visit: https://www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org/product/caregiverhelpbook-

Dates: Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8


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