Pierce County Caregiver Conference: Focus on the care giver
Thousands of Pierce County residents take care of a friend or family member with a serious health condition. While being a caregiver can be a labor of love, it can also be very stressful. On top of normal stress, the isolation created by COVID-19 has resulted in incredible challenges for care takers and caregivers’ well-being and mental health.
To alleviate stress and offer support, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, in collaboration with the Health Care Providers Council, will present the 2021 Pierce County Caregiver Conference as a two-day virtual event on May 8 and 15. This free conference is open to both paid and unpaid family caregivers. Advanced registration is required, and participants can sign up using the link below:
Register online: https://bit.ly/3mnCuN6 Join by Phone: 253-215-8782 or 888-788-0099 Webinar ID: 942 9840 2625
Both workshops will run from 9:30-11:45 a.m. and feature the following 30-minute workshops:
Saturday, May 8 – Focus on the care recipient
- When a loved one resists care
- Using the gift of music
- Keeping families in touch using virtual connections
- Sharing purpose and responsibility
Saturday, May 15 – Focus on the care giver
- Caregiver stress, frustration and guilt
- When to go to the emergency room and when not to
- Involving the whole family in caregiving
- Assembling legal and emergency resources
Handouts, workshop materials, caregiving tools and community resources will be available online before and after the conference. Paid, in-home caregivers may qualify for up to four hours of continuing education (CE) credits from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).