Boot camp course offered for caregivers

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Gloria Mazure in Active Lifestyles, Adult Day Care, Alzheimers Care, Blog, Caregiver Education, Community Resources, Eldercare Resources, Events for Women, Geriatric Care Management, Home Health Care (Medical), Insurance, Local Events, Memory Loss, Volunteering

A nine-hour Caregiver Boot Camp for family caregivers helping adults with cognitive impairments will be held at the ElderSource Training Room, 10688 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville. The  course will take place in three Saturday sessions of three hours each — April 18. April 25, and May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. A $25 tax-deductible donation is payable to Almost Home DayBreak, a nonprofit organization. Register by April 13; call  (904) 731-4002. Limited to 25 people.

Free respite care for patients will be available, if needed, at Almost Home DayBreak, 3604 Cardinal Point Drive, Mandarin, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call to reserve a respite spot at (904) 731-4002.

Feeling overwhelmed? Want to know what resources and support are available? Want answers to your questions?

Get information about daily care, home safety, how to enhance your daily life and that of your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Discuss the emotional challenges of caregiving and where to turn for help. Learn about resources and alternatives to home care. Plan for tomorrow.

Each day will feature presentations by local experts:

April 18: Changing roles and relationships; providing day-to-day care; safety in the home.

April 25: Enhancing daily life; keeping your mind and body active; the emotional challenges of caregiving.

May 2: Where to turn for help/pay for services; alternatives to home care; legal and financial planning.

Sponsors and Presenters: Almost Home Senior Services, Alzheimer’s Association; Bowers, Morgan and Associates; Community Hospice of NEFL; ElderSource; Kinetic Home Health; Satori Pathway; Thomas Trotta, CFP.