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Caregiving Essentials: First Steps Training

June 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Caregiving Essentials: First Steps (Part #1 Steps to Resilience; Part #2 Physical Care & Safety)

This two-part workshop is for informal, non-paid family caregivers and touches upon common caregiver issues. In the morning, Part#1 Steps to Resilience, topics are discussed such as communication strategies, legal and financial matters, housing, memory care & dementias, end of life planning, and many others. In Part #2 Physical Care & Safety, we have an apartment like room which is set up to demonstrate and assist caregivers in learning proper body mechanics to not hurt your back, home safety and assistive devices, setting up an emergency plan and other useful topics.

Pima Council on Aging, 520.790.7573 ext 1750;

For questions, call Debra Waring 520.790.7573 ext 3407;

For possible respite during training, call Arizona Caregiver Coalition 888.737.7494 or our Helpline 520-790-7262.

NOTE: If staying for both, bring your own lunch. Only water and coffee will be available.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masking at PCOA facilities is optional for staff, volunteers, and members of the public. CDC recommends people at high risk of serious illness from COVID 19 discuss when they should wear masks and other precautions with their healthcare provider. PCOA representatives will gladly put on a mask at your request. Participants at in-person event(s) will be expected to adhere to distancing and safety guidelines as provided. Guidelines for functions held in community sites not operated by PCOA may vary.

Workshop 1: Steps to Resilience

(9:00am – 12:30pm) • Stress Management Tools • Communication Strategies • Alzheimer’s & other dementias • Nutrition, Hydration & Assistance with Eating • Psychological & Emotional Conditions • Grief & End of Life Resources • Managing Medications • Phone and Technology Use • Housework/ Laundry Services • Driving Concerns • Finances & Legal Resources

Workshop 2: Physical Care and Safety

(1:00 – 3:30pm) • Proper Body Mechanics • Home Environment Safety & Fall Prevention • Planning for an Emergency • Understanding Assistive Devices • Proper Walking /Transferring techniques • Re-positioning with reassessment • Activity Planning, Outings and Car Etiquette • Infection control and providing Personal Care


June 8, 2022
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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600 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85716
Tucson, AZ 85716 US
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