Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Taking Care of You In-Person
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence based series of six workshops that equip family caregivers with techniques to help them face challenges that arise from their situation. We work closely with our caregivers to navigate through feelings like guilt, frustration, anger, and resentment. Caregivers will also learn how to ask for support and help, how to practice self-care, how to make difficult decisions, and how to avoid caregiver burnout! This class series is not a support group, however it creates a supportive network of fellow caregivers. Benefits for caregivers are based on participation in the full 6-week series.
CLASS #1 DESCRIPTION:
This class sets the stage for the entire course. It emphasizes that the focus is on “YOU, the caregiver, not on the family member receiving care,” and that caregivers will develop a “box of self-care tools.” The challenges of caregiving and significance of caregiver self-care are dramatized through a video. Beginning in this class, caregivers make a weekly action plan for self-care.