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Free Skills Workshop For Family Caregivers

OAKHURST — Family caregivers are often responsible for the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of someone who cannot readily help themselves on a daily basis. So who takes care of the caregiver?

Valley Caregiver Resource Center is offering a free Family Caregiver Workshop that will provide participants with hands-on strategies and skills needed to care for a loved one at various stages of need.

Guest speaker Tami Brangham, RN, BSN, is the owner of Right at Home: In Home Care & Assistance. Tami will be covering topics ranging from infection control, skin care, and incontinence management to services provided by home health and private home care.

Family caregivers will also get tips on how to avoid caregiver burnout, and safety tips to prevent possible injuries during personal care.

The free workshop “Hands On Skills for the Family Caregiver” is offered on Tuesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church in Oakhurst. The church is located at 39255 Black Road.

Pre-registration is required for all family caregivers. Please contact:

Valley Caregiver Resource Center
(559) 224-9154 or (800) 541-8614

For more information or questions call Carol at (559) 683-4045.

Additionally, please note these local resources for support and respite:

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month from 10 to 11:30am at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (Road 426). Support group for individuals caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Join other caregivers for support, learn about the disease and what resources are available. Details: Call Carol (559) 683-4045 or VCRC (800) 541-8614

Caregiver Respite Group is every Tuesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm at the Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. The Respite Group will provide a much needed break for the family caregiver and an opportunity for their loved one to enjoy a relaxing day of activities and socialization with personal care assistance. $15 includes lunch. Details: Call Jennie (559) 658-8227 or message Barbara.

Please feel free to share this information. There is support and respite for caregivers in the mountain area.

 

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