Register Now for the Caregiving at Home Workshop Starting Sept. 12, 2016

By on August 18, 2016
Caregiving at Home Workshop

Come to the entire workshop or select individual classes that will enable you to ensure your senior continues to thrive during life’s most difficult times of aging.

Register by calling 314-984-7777 or online at https://classes.stlcc.edu/CE_Registration/.

Download the Caregiving at Home Workshop brochure (pdf).

Caregiving at Home Workshop

This workshop will be offered 9/12 through 10/24. Whether you are a family member, a concerned friend, or a community volunteer helping a senior with household tasks, personal and/or health care in the home setting or transportation, this 7-week workshop will provide you with helpful information. Come to the entire workshop or select individual classes that will enable you to ensure the senior continues to thrive during life’s most difficult times of aging. Throughout this workshop resources and support for the caregiver will be addressed. While this course is primarily for the nonprofessional caregiver, portions of the course may be very useful to professionals providing care for family or close friends.
AHCE:701 | $115
Section 550
Mondays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 24
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
FV-Science & Math 130

Caregiving at Home – Which is Best…Care in the Home or in a Facility?

The need for caregiving in the home may occur suddenly with an illness or injury or, as with chronic illness or frailty due to aging, it may develop over a period of time. There are a variety of factors to be considered when the need for caregiving arises. This session will explore and compare home- and facility-based options when individuals need increased assistance with everyday tasks. There will be a discussion as to the range of services provided through home care agencies, including non-medical support such as housekeeping, shopping and errands, bathing and personal care, medical services such as physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and wound care. We will explore community services such as adult day care and respite care that may be beneficial to caregivers who wish to continue providing care for their loved one in the community. There will be a discussion about the different levels of facility-based care, including skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care. This class can be taken individually, or as part of the 7-week Caregiving at Home Workshop. While this course is primarily for the nonprofessional caregiver, portions of the course may be very useful to professionals providing care for family or friends.
Instructor: Katelyn Eichorst MSW
AHCE:701 | $29
Section 551
Monday, Sept. 12
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
FV-Science & Math 130

Caregiving at Home – Medications and Pain Management

This week we will discuss medications and current trends in pain management for the senior. This class can be taken individually, or as part of the 7-week Caregiving at Home Workshop. While this course is primarily for the nonprofessional caregiver, portions of the course may be very useful to professionals providing care for family or friends.
Instructor: Catherine Kush MSN BSN RN GNP-BC
AHCE:701 | $29
Section 552
Monday, Sept. 19
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
FV-Science & Math 130

Caregiving at Home – Elder Law

Join us for an interactive presentation on elder law. Some of the topics to be presented include Advanced Directives, Living Wills, Power of Attorney and Trust Funds. This class can be taken individually, or as part of the 7-week Caregiving at Home Workshop.
Instructor: Christine Alsop.
AHCE:701 | $29
Section 553
Monday, Sept. 26
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
FV-Science & Math 130

Caregiving at Home – Medicare: The Basics

This evening’s class will focus on Medicare, the federal health care program for those 65 years and older. Join us for a discussion on Medicare Part A and B, Medicare Part D (Prescription Drugs), Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans. This class can be taken individually, or as part of the 7-week Caregiving at Home Workshop.
Instructor: Beverly Williams MBA RN
AHCE:701 | $29
Section 554
Monday, Oct. 3
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
FV-Science & Math 130

Caregiving at Home – Nutrition and Fluid Intake

This evening’s class will turn our attention to the nutrition needs and fluid intake of the senior. This class can be taken individually, or as part of the 7-week Caregiving at Home Workshop. While this course is primarily for the nonprofessional caregiver, portions of the course may be very useful to professionals providing care for family or friends.
Instructor: Almut Stephan Marino MS MAT RDN LD CC
AHCE:701 | $29
Section 555
Monday, Oct. 10
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
FV-Science & Math 130

Caregiving at Home – Conditions, Events and the Emotional Experience

This evening’s class will look at conditions and events requiring care in the home and the related stress and emotion experienced by the senior as well as the caregiver. This class can be taken individually, or as part of the 7-week Caregiving at Home Workshop.
Instructor: Catherine Kush MSN BSN RN GNP-BC
AHCE:701 | $29
Section 556
Monday, Oct. 17
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
FV-Science & Math 130

Caregiving at Home – Caregiving and Dementia: Understanding Difficult Behaviors

During this final evening of the Caregiving at Home Workshop we will discuss caregiving and dementia. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as their ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Instructor: Speaker from the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter
AHCE:701 | $29
Section 557
Monday, Oct. 24
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
FV-Science & Math 130

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