Free workshop explores successful family caregiving

The majority of health care provided in the United States happens at home. Nearly one in three households is either directly or indirectly involved in family caregiving. For most caregivers, there is little training to meet the challenges that come along with being a family caregiver.

The majority of health care provided in the United States happens at home. Nearly one in three households is either directly or indirectly involved in family caregiving. For most caregivers, there is little training to meet the challenges that come along with being a family caregiver.

“The Secrets of Family Caregiving” is a 90-minute exploration of how to successfully meet the needs that come with that role. Topics will include creating a safe environment, maintaining medical records and providing medical care, communicating with healthcare professionals, community services and resources, respite opportunities, balancing caregiving with other life needs and self-care for the caregiver.

Presenters include case managers from Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources and other community professionals.

The workshop is free and will be repeated three times at different locations:

•  12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Feb. 7 Pierce County Annex Main Meeting Room 2401 S 35th Street in Tacoma

• 10 to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 8 Sound View Building 3602 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma

• 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Feb. 12 County City Building Rainier Conference Room 930 Tacoma Ave S, 7th Floor in Tacoma

“Family caregiving is now the new normal for healthcare,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources manager. “Aging & Disability Resources is deeply involved in helping family members provide effective care by using the best resources our community can offer. We want to pass along that experience and knowledge and help anyone who is or will soon be in that caregiver role so they can provide the best care and take care of themselves too.”

“The Secrets of Family Caregiving” is a presentation of the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center. The workshop is free and open to the public. No registration required. For workshop details call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.

 

More in Life

Fishing derby set for April 28, courtesy of Buckley Kiwanis

Grab your fishing rod and head down to the pond at Uncle John’s RV Park.

“W is for Welcome: A celebration of America’s diversity”

The kid down the block looks nothing like you. His parents don’t… Continue reading

The power of the powwow | Slideshow

Enumclaw High School and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe put together the 23rd annual powwow last weekend.

Past the gushing, gruesome details ‘The Trauma Cleaner’ is worth a read

Wash your hands thoroughly. That’s good advice, no matter where you are.… Continue reading

While focusing on athletic endurance, this book also relates to everyday life

You need a shave. It’s been awhile and, though you’ve been grooming… Continue reading

Explores the Civil Rights Movement with Congressman John Lewis | Pierce County READS

Congressman Lewis of Georgia is one of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement and the only remaining speaker alive from the Big Six Leaders that organized the 1963 March on Washington.

We often believe bad things only happen to others

It could never happen to you. Other people have problems. They don’t… Continue reading

Take a sneak peak into summer activities | Pierce County Parks and Recreation

Learn what summer activities are available for you, your family, and your children at the Summer Camp Preview Fair.

‘The Group’ is a must-read, valuable resource

‘Til death do you part. Did those words give you pause when… Continue reading

A modern fairytale with a twist

He did it on one knee. One knee, with a nervous grin… Continue reading

Enumclaw High hosts 7th annual Empty Bowls event

The event, held at Enumclaw High School, will help fund the Enumclaw Food Bank and Plateau Outreach Ministries.