Register Now for the Caregiving at Home Workshop Starting March 20, 2017

By on January 26, 2017
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
The Spring 2017 Caregiving at Home workshop will be offered March 20 through May 8 at our Meramec campus. 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 8-week workshop will provide you with helpful information. Come to the entire series or select individual classes that will enable you to ensure your 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. All classes meet on Mondays, except session five, which meets on Tuesday, April 18.

Entire Caregiving at Home Series (all sessions listed below)
AHCE:701 | Only $125
Section 650
Mondays, March 20-May 8 (Except Tuesday, April 18)
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Science South 108

Or Register for Individual Class Sessions:

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, services such as physical and occupational therapy, speech 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. 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, VOYCE Connect Coordinator.
AHCE:701 | $39
Section 651
Monday, March 20
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Science South 108

Caregiving at Home – Medications and Pain Management

This week we will discuss medications and current trends in pain management for the senior. 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 | $39
Section 652
Monday, March 27
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Science South 108

Caregiving at Home – Eldercare Law

Join us for an interactive presentation on eldercare law. Some of the topics to be presented include advanced directives, living wills, power of attorney and trust funds. 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: Thomas McCarthy.
AHCE:701 | $39
Section 653
Monday, April 3
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Science South 108

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. 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: Beverly White-Williams MBA RN.
AHCE:701 | $39
Section 654
Monday, April 10
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Science South 108

Caregiving at Home – Do No Harm: Proper Body Mechanics

How do you safely move a senior in bed, transfer and assist with walking? Learn the proper body mechanics that will assure the safety of the person being assisted and the caregiver. Please wear flat shoes and slacks for this session. 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. Please note this class, which is part of the 8-week Caregiving at Home Workshop, will be offered on Tuesday evening April 18. Instructor: Mary Christman PT, MA Ed.
AHCE:701 | $39
Section 655
Tuesday, April 18
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Applied Science 104A

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. 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: Julie Boyer MS, RD, LD.
AHCE:701 | $39
Section 656
Monday, April 24
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Science South 108

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. 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: Janice Palmer PhD RN CNE.
AHCE:701 | $39
Section 657
Monday, May 1
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Science South 108

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. Presenter: Education and Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter.
AHCE:701 | $39
Section 658
Monday, May 8
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Meramec Science South 108

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