Caregiver Training

Programs that provide training for family members and other informal caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself. The focus of the training is on building the skills and capacity of the caregiver to manage their caregiving role. Some programs include a caregiver assessment, development of an individualized plan that focuses on the caregiver, setting goals and establishing a routine for ongoing support for the caregiver.

 

Services

Programs, services, education and on-going support for individuals with dementia, as well as, support for family members and caregivers. Information, education and consultation services to community organizations and local health care agencies is also provided.

Skilled and compassionate VON professionals provide information, education and emotional support to family caregivers.  Educational classes teach skills for managing stressful caregiving situations, developing self-care, regaining control, and linking with community resources.

CARERS Program stands for Coaching Advocacy Respite Education Relationship Simulation. It is a free 8-week program of 2 hours weekly sessions that teaches practical skills and emotional supports needed to care for people living with dementia.

Caregivers will:

Provides topical professional education, training, and seminars for caregivers and seniors. Sessions may include information such as advanced directives and senior safety.

Specialized service and treatment for individuals who have behaviours related to a diagnosis of dementia. Program provides service to Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) 4 (the regions of Niagara, Brant, and Halton).

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