EDUCATION

Caregiver University offers a full annual calendar of free caregiver classes open to families and professionals. Topics are selected to meet the interests and needs of families in either the beginning, middle and later stages of caregiving.  

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1-800-624-8304 or Click Here.

Not able to join the live event?

Click here to see our on-demand event recordings.

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Upcoming Live Events

  • May 26, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Sam Trevino, MSW, LCSW
    Understanding dementia behaviors is a challenge. This webinar series will provide an overview of possible causes of behavior changes with the goal of helping caregivers learn how to respond effectively. Session 3 will address issues concerning Anxiety, agitation, and anger.
  • May 26, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom - Presentar: Vanessa Aguilera, MPH
    Comprender los comportamientos relacionados con la demencia es un desafío. Esta serie de seminarios web proporcionará una descripción general de las posibles causas de los cambios de comportamiento con el objetivo de ayudar a los cuidadores a aprender cómo responder de manera eficaz.

Do you need respite to attend a Caregiver University Class?

Funds may be available to help arrange care so you can attend our classes.

Contact your Family Consultant or call 1-800-624-8304 to inquire.

 

On-Demand Recordings

Dementia: Symptoms, Behaviors & Challenges

English

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In this webinar attendees will learn the definition of dementia and how it relates to neurological disorders. An overview of brain functioning and the human nervous system will be covered to expand understanding of dementia symptoms, behaviors and challenges of daily living.

Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls

English

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As we age fear of falling limits activities and social engagements. Implementing fall prevention practices improves feeling safe, relaxed, and confident. In this webinar attendees will learn the causes and risk factors for falls and learn strategies to reduce risk of falls.

Infection Control in the Home

English

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Daily we face many infection control challenges in the home.  This webinar provides guidance on how to reduce risk of infection from common contaminants.  Information on disinfecting surfaces, doing laundry, “sharps” disposal, household pests, care of pets, and food safety will be covered. 

Prevención de Resbalones, Tropiezos y Caídas

Español

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A medida que envejecemos, el miedo a las caídas limita las actividades y los compromisos sociales. En este seminario vía web, los asistentes conocerán las causas, los factores de riesgo de las caídas y las estrategias para reducir el riesgo de las caídas.

Haciendo el Movimiento

Español

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Decidir mover a un ser querido a un centro de cuidado es difícil. ¿Cuándo se recomienda el centro de cuidado? Este taller está diseñado para ayudarlo a prepararse antes, durante y después de realizar la mudanza.

Making the Move

English

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Deciding to move a loved one into a care facility is difficult. When is facility care recommended? What do I look for when seeking a facility?  What are the different types of facilities? How do I discuss this with family? This workshop is designed to help families prepare for moving a loved one.

Home Care Services

English

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Are you a solo family caregiver? Could you use a helping hand? This workshop provides an overview of home care services in the community including public services such as In Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Medi-Cal and private home care services.  Q&A about eligibility, cost & 
insurance coverage.

Anticipatory Grief

English

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Anticipatory grief, or the loss we feel for someone still with us. This class will help caregivers to better understand the unique nature of grief when caring for a person with dementia. Participants will learn practical tips for coping as they navigate through the stages of caregiving.

Legal Planning for Caregivers

English

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What are the legal and financial issues important to know when caring for a family member with a neurological condition causing memory loss & confusion? This webinar will address this question & provide information about power of attorney, health care directives, wills, trusts, & conservatorships.

El cuidado durante los días festivos

Español

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La temporada navideña es una época especial del año. La temporada navideña puede ser un movimiento desafiante y difícil para los cuidadores. En este taller exploramos como celebrar las fiestas al cuidar a un familiar con demencia y otros trastornos neurológicos.

Planning for the Unexpected

English

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The one certainty in life is change – the unexpected can happen at any time.  This webinar will provide an overview of disaster preparedness and how to respond to medical emergencies.

Caregiving During the Holidays

English

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The holiday season is a special time of the year. The holiday season can be a challenging and difficult time for caregivers. In this workshop we will explore how to celebrate the holidays when caring for a family member with dementia.

Stress, Trauma & the Pandemic

English

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Research is starting to show how the pandemic has impacted the emotional health of caregivers.  This webinar will provide a forum for IHSS providers to share and discuss how the pandemic has changed their lives and the lessons learned for moving past the pandemic. 

Dementia Care Challenges: Bathing, Dressing, & Oral Care

English

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Understanding dementia behaviors is a challenge.  This webinar series will provide an overview of possible causes of behavior changes with the goal of helping caregivers learn how to respond effectively.  Session 1 will address issues concerning bathing, dressing and bathroom care. 

Desafíos del cuidado de la demencia: bañarse, vestirse y cuidado del baño

Español

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Esta serie de seminarios web proporcionará una descripción general de las posibles causas de los cambios de comportamiento con el objetivo de ayudar a los cuidadores a aprender cómo responder de manera eficaz. 

Introduction to Palliative Care

English

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This webinar will provide an overview of palliative care answering common questions such as who gives palliative care? What issues are addressed in palliative care? When is palliative care used? And how does a person access palliative care?

Dementia Care Challenges: Sleep, Sundowning & Wandering

English

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Understanding dementia behaviors is a challenge.  This webinar series will provide an overview of possible causes of behavior changes with the goal of helping caregivers learn how to respond effectively.  Session 2 will address issues concerning wandering, sleep, and sundowning. 

Desafíos del cuidado de la demencia: deambular, dormir y anochecer

Español

Passcode: %8WZ8T#Y

Comprender los comportamientos relacionados con la demencia es un desafío. Esta serie de seminarios web proporcionará una descripción general de las posibles causas de los cambios de comportamiento con el objetivo de ayudar a los cuidadores a aprender cómo responder de manera eficaz.