FCA Class

Taking Care of SoMEone Else

A workshop for those dedicated to the care of others—but who put their own health and social needs on the back burner.

One of the greatest challenges of being a family caregiver is maintaining one’s own physical and emotional health—all too often, caregivers neglect their health and well being. We cannot stop the impact of a chronic illness on a loved one. However, we, as caregivers, need to be responsible for our own self-care.

 

It Takes Two! A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping with Dementia Behavior

This four week class offers new skills and tools for family caregivers who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

In It Takes Two, you will:

  • Learn more about your relative’s ability to understand and communicate.
  • Learn new skills to handle troubling behavior.
  • Feel more confident and positive about your caregiving role.

This four part class meets on four consecutive Thursdays starting October 29. You will need to be able to attend all four sessions (October 29, November 5, 12, and 19).

Family Dynamics: Learning to Work Together with Your Family

Sometimes sharing and communicating with family members about caregiving for a loved one can be challenging. Learn how to foster agreement, encourage cooperation, and receive tips for more effective communication within families at this workshop.

  • Learn about family dynamics
  • Hear about communication skills that promote cooperation
  • Learn new coping strategies and conflict resolution skills

SPEAKER: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Consultant Family Caregiver Alliance

It Takes Two! A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping with Dementia Behavior

This three week class offers new skills and tools for family caregivers who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. In It Takes Two, you will:

· Learn more about your relative’s ability to understand and communicate

· Learn new skills to handle troubling behavior

· Feel more confident and positive about your caregiving role

 

What Every Caregiver Should Know about Downsizing,Decluttering and Getting Organized! - Webinar

The webinar will focus on key information for caregivers on downsizing, decluttering, and getting organized both for their own needs and also for their loved ones for whom they are providing care. Practical tips and strategies on each of these areas will be discussed.

Objectives:
1. Caregivers will understand the process of downsizing/estate clean out and how best accomplish this task.

Seasons of Care Gap Practices: Lively Ways Caregivers Can Capture Moments of Selfcare- Webinar

Seasons of Care™ is a care-for-the-caregiver program which integrates the mindful and spiritual dimensions of caregiving to promote wellness using the contemplative and expressive arts. SOC has developed a series of “gap practices, simple, uplifting activities caregivers can do throughout their day to practice selfcare, ensure a heartfelt connection to caregiving and cultivate resilience.

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Webinar: The In's and Out's of Long Term Care

The purpose of this webinar will be to address and inform family caregivers and professionals about the realities of Long Term Care (LTC).  What is LTC?  What are the chances of anyone needing LTC? How long does LTC typically last?  How are LTC expenses paid? These are some of the questions that often come up, so in this webinar a seasoned professional will provide insight into this complex system.

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Medi-Cal Planning: Former Eligibility Worker Offers an Expert Insiders Perspective of DHS- Webinar

Kathryn Humphres shares her unique perspective of the Department of Health Services. Her webinar will focus on the help available for senior health related costs. She draws from her 30 years of experience to provide instruction related to programs associated with Long Term Care, In Home Support, Assisted Living Waiver Program, etc.

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Long-Term Care in California: What Is It and Who Pays for It?- Webinar

Long-term care can mean very different things to different people and matching the right level of service to the recipients is often unreasonably difficult. This webinar will examine the various levels and settings for long-term care, including some of the important rules and interesting issues involved. In addition, we will focus on payment options and how care recipients can identify good providers and maximize their care coverage while minimizing their expense.

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The Mindful Caregiver: Why Self-Care Really Matters- Webinar

Many caregivers focus so much on trying to meet their care recipient’s needs that they lose sight of what their own needs are. It can then become difficult for them to recognize how stressed out they really are. This workshop will be inspired to become “mindful caregivers.” Participants will be able to identify how unrealistic expectations caregiver beliefs, difficulty with saying no and holding onto guilt, can fuel stress.

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