Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free Tele-Workshops for Caregivers

Caregivers Nova Scotia announces a series of free tele-workshops.

Sunday June 7, 2009 1 to 3 pm
Let's Talk Legal! Wills and Power of Attorney:Making Sense of it All

Has the person for who you care decided who they would like to make choices for them about their medical care, pay their bills and look after the other decisions they would normally make for themselves? Has a proper will been prepared? How about your own life and death, have you given someone instruction on your own wishes and have you prepared a will? This workshop is designed to help you understand wills and the different types of Powers of Attorney.

Thursday June 11, 2009 10 - 11:30 am
Care For You, The Caregiver

Caregiving can be stressful. Constantly putting the needs of another ahead of your needs leads to burnout and stress-related illness. This workshop will help provide information on self care techniques and some resources available to you to help you and to give you a break. This workshop is designed to help you, the caregiver, look after yourself.

Thursday June 18, 2009 10 - 11:30 am
Oops, I think we're lost:Navigating the Continuing Care System in Nova Scotia

The Continuing Care system in Nova Scotia may be accessed by all residents who require assistance due to illness or disability. Services available range from in home care to assistance with personal care, housework and meals, to placement in a long term care facility. Due to this range of services and the sometimes complex process it takes to get them in place, it's hard to know where to start and what to ask for.

Thursday June 25, 2009 10 - 11:30 am
Coping with Crisis: What to do when you don't know what to do

What if we have another hurricane Juan, or a white Juan and the power goes out for days? What if you are injured or ill and cannot provide care for your care recipient during that time? What if your care recipient suddenly exhibits behaviours that are dangerous to themselves or others? Do you have a crisis plan? These are all things many caregivers dread but tend not to plan for. Being ready to respond to these situations is crucial for you well being as a caregiver. Being prepared and having an action plan helps you to survive crisis. This workshop is designed to help you create a crisis plan.

Register for free by phone or online. Call 1-866-396-2433 or visit

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