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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.

 

Grupo de Apoyo en Español (Monthly Spanish Support Group)

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Grupo de Apoyo en Español

 

Venga a compartir su experiencia, consejos y apoyo con otros cuidadores.

 

Paying for Elder Care: Discover All of Your Financial Assistance Options

 

Join FCA for our September 2015 webinar!
 
Paying for Elder Care: Discover All of Your Financial Assistance Options

San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care. Please support FCA and donate to our team, as we walk this year in San Francisco. Please visit our page and donate to our team. 

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).

2015 Ardenwood Caregiver Respite Retreat

You are invited to join us on a free one-day retreat designed especially for you, the family caregiver. Enjoy a visit to Ardenwood Historic Farm, a 19th century country estate including a beautiful mansion and elaborate Victorian gardens, catered lunch, tips for preventing caregiver burnout, and a chance to build connections with other caregivers.

 

The Importance of Writing Proper Nursing Notes for Caregivers- Webinar

As a caregiver, accurate documentation is critical to ensuring the welfare of the client, and that care is being properly managed and optimized. The nursing documentation log (and associated reports) represent the eyes and ears of the caregiver – caregivers are legally-bound to present accurate and truthful accounts of client health status and key events. This webinar will cover the do’s and don’ts of proper nursing documentation, and how you can improve your communication as a nursing professional. 

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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

Caring from Afar

Whether you live hundreds of miles away or are just across town in your office, chances are you worry about the safety of an ill or elderly relative or friend at home alone. It's always in the back of your mind: Why isn't mom answering the phone? What if dad fell or had a heart attack and no one knows? What if he turned the stove on and forgot? Will mom wander outside and lose her way? 

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