Providing Caregiver Support Through Education
Our classes and workshops help provide family caregiver support in Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties. The support teaches how to take care of themselves while caring for an aging or disabled relative or friend. It doesn’t matter what your situation is—whether you are caring for someone who lives with you, lives in an assisted living facility or a nursing home, or you’re a long distance caregiver. If you are looking for caregiver support groups near me, then our virtual and in person classes and workshops are what you need. They are free and you can participate using your smart phone, tablet or computer.
Interactive Evidence-Based Workshops Available to teach effective tools for self managing your condition. Learn to LIVE WELL and improve your self-care. You can regain motivation, and may even reduce healthcare costs.
Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop
Creating Confident Caregivers is a FREE 6-week class that can help reduce your caregiving stress by:
Improving your confidence as a caregiver will help you create a positive caregiving environment. As well as learning how to manage and redirect challenging behaviors, we will share ideas for daily activities for based on their strengths. Finally, learn how to take better care of yourself so you can provide good care for your loved one.
Visit our Living Well Program page to learn more about current workshops being offered.
Developing Dementia Dexterity
Designed to help improve skills and confidence for people taking care of someone at home with dementia or Alzheimer’s. This program helps caregivers understand the effects of dementia on the brain, learn how to communicate and create a positive caregiving environment, understand how to manage or redirect challenging behavior, and provide meaningful daily activities. A Webinar Series that meets 1.5 per week for 3 weeks.
Dealing With Dementia Workshop
The goal for the Dealing with Dementia workshop is for Alzheimer’s and dementia family caregivers to gain a better understanding of dementia, utilize strategies to effectively manage dementia behaviors, and develop habits of stress management and self-care. Caregivers who attend this 4-hour workshop will receive a copy of the new Dealing with Dementia Guide, with over 300 pages of information and solutions to problems caregivers face every day.
Powerful Tools For Caregivers
Powerful Tools For Caregivers will benefit you whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Additionally, this workshop focuses on self-care for you, the caregiver. The workshop will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on care.
Dementia Friends Workshop
Dementia Friends USA is a nationwide movement changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. By incorporating Dementia Friends into open, accessible communities, those living with dementia and those who care about them continue to be active participants in the communities in which they reside.
Matter of Balance Workshop
Our knowledgeable Options Counselors work with individuals and families to explore all programs and services available in the region. Additionally, they will provide warm hand-offs to agencies who can help with resources and information outside our region.