Alzheimer’s caregivers: Get the ‘Tools’ you need at a free workshop at the Kane Center on April 12

 

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They’ve got the tools: Senior care professionals Alice Delevante, R.N., BSN, of Mederi Caretenders; Crystal Collier of the Council on Aging of Martin County; Ron Radcliffe of Senior Helpers; and Laura Zel Kremer, LCSW, of MorseLife are just a few of the panel members who will provide free expertise to Alzheimer’s caregivers at the Kane Center on April 12. 

By Denise Belizar, guest blog writer      

A panel of senior care professionals will be on hand at the Kane Center in Stuart on April 12 to provide expert advice and tools to help those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. The “tools” in this case are helpful strategies and devices that caregivers can use to better assist their family members.

The free educational forum, “Everyday Tools and Strategies for Alzheimer’s Caregivers,” will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and includes complimentary lunch and refreshments. Free respite care will be available on site in the Kane Center’s Adult Day Program. Reservations are being accepted through April 8, and can be made by calling 772-223-7800. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart.

“The caregivers are the focus of this event,” says Ron Radcliffe, Chief Operating Officer for Senior Helpers in Stuart. “We’re here to give them real techniques and strategies to enhance the care of their loved one while reducing stress for everyone.”

The educational session’s panel will include a clinical social worker, physical an occupational therapists, an R.N., an adult day care director, and representatives from Medicare and private pay home health companies. Attendees can expect a full day of hands-on demonstrations, as well as sessions covering such topics as sensitivity training, handling challenging behaviors, strategies for effective care and best outcomes, environmental safety, providing structure in the day, body mechanics and more. Prizes will also be raffled off throughout the day.

The event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, the Council on Aging of Martin County, Levin Home Care, Lifecare Therapy Services, Mederi Caretenders, MorseLife Health System, Rotech Healthcare, Inc., and Senior Helpers. For more information, call 772-223-7800.

 

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4 thoughts on “Alzheimer’s caregivers: Get the ‘Tools’ you need at a free workshop at the Kane Center on April 12

  1. I recently started a Caregivers Support Group in my community where with help from the Broward Alzheimer’s Association and Lauderdale Lakes Resource Center we organize and conduct quarterly educational sessions to educate Caregivers.
    I believe this Workshop will provide valuable information for me to pass on at my next Caregivers Awareness session on April 25th at the Village United Methodist Church , North Lauderdale, Fla.

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  2. Linda Zelceer, we do have education programs further south throughout the Year. Our Regional Education Conference is coming up on April 14 at Florida International University Kovens Conference Center in Miami. You can find out more about that program here: http://act.alz.org/site/Calendar?id=122817&view=Detail .

    And below is a June program in Broward. If you want to find out any more information, just call 561-967-0047.

    Community Education Forum – How to Navigate the Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia’s Journey
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Lauderdale Lakes Caregiver Resource Senior Center
    4340 NW 36th St., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
    10:30 AM -12:30 PM – Lunch provided
    “From Diagnosis to End Stage Care”
    RSVP Required: Must register by June 10 to attend
    For more information or to register, call Chris Dragomer at 561-967-0047 or email cdragomer@alz.org
    Open to diagnosed persons, caregivers and family members only. Program is not open to professionals

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