Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This six-week course offered by Michigan State University's Extension will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend (no professional caregivers, please). You will benefit from the class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Please note that this class will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver.

This class will give YOU, the family caregiver, tools to:
» Help you reduce stress
» Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, paid help
» Take care of yourself
» Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
» Help you relax
» Make tough decisions
» Set goals and problem-solve

The class covers the following topics:
• Hiring in-home help
• Understanding depression
• Helping memory-impaired elders
• Making decisions about driving
• Making legal and financial decisions
• Making decisions about care facility placement

Registration is required. To register, please contact Christi Demitz at MSU Extension via email: demitzch@anr.msu.edu or by calling (616) 632-7881.

(This program meets the following Tuesdays: September 5, 12, 19 and October 3, 10, 17.)
 
Category Education
Date 9/19/2017
Location Facility Allegan General Hospital
Location Room Schuyler Room
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 7:30 PM
Cost/Fee 0