There are more than 22 million American households that care for an older adult with a chronic illness. Caregivers are spouses, adult children, relatives, friends and neighbors. Some caregivers provide full-time care while others perform a few specific caregiving tasks for a senior, such as providing transportation or performing some household tasks.
Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregiving is a six-week educational program where caregivers can learn to care for themselves while caring for another person. This program provides family caregivers with the tools to increase their self-care and their ability and confidence to handle difficult situations, emotions, and decisions.
The Caregiver Advisory Program at the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department and Heartland Healthcare Center are offering the Powerful Tools for Caregiving Program beginning March 2, 2011. The program is free and will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Heartland Healthcare Center at 1001 E. Pells Street, Paxton, Illinois and will continue through April 6, 2011.
If you are a caregiver, please join us for this informative program. Respite care is available for your loved one. Call and register today. We know you will be glad you did.
Please contact Jill Erickson at 1-815-432-2483 to register or for more information.
Julie Clark, PIO