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.

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Upcoming Caregiver University Events

  • Stress, Trauma & The Pandemic
    Jan 27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Sam Trevino, MSW, LCSW
    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.
  • Planning for the Unexpected
    Feb 15, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Sam Trevino, MSW, LCSW
    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.
  • Planificación para emergencias
    Feb 15, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom - Presentar: Lory Carriedo, FC
    La única certeza en la vida es el cambio: lo inesperado puede suceder en cualquier momento. Este seminario web proporcionará una descripción general de la preparación para desastres y cómo responder a emergencias médicas.
  • Siblings Caring for Aging Parents
    Feb 23, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Cathy Cress, MSW
    Caring for aging parents can be stressful. The demands placed upon caregivers can strain family relationships resulting in additional stress. This webinar will provide an overview of family issues that can affect caregiving, how to work through differences between siblings.
  • Introduction to Palliative Care
    Mar 17, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Alyssa Erikson, RN, PhD
    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: Bathing, Dressing & Bathroom Care
    Mar 24, 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 1 will address issues concerning bathing, dressing and bathroom care.
  • Desafíos del cuidado de la demencia: bañarse, vestirse y cuidado del baño
    Mar 24, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom - Presentar: Vanessa Aguilera, MPH
    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.
  • A Loving Approach to Dementia Care (3 Session Meeting Format - 1 of 3)
    Apr 19, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Jessica Mattila, MSW
    Based upon the book A Loving Approach to Dementia Care by Laura Wayman, this 3-session class will explore the nature of caregiving and offer an approach for overcoming caregiving obstacles and maintaining meaningful relationships with loved ones living with dementia.
  • A Loving Approach to Dementia Care (3 Session Meeting Format - 2 of 3)
    Apr 26, 1:00 PM – Apr 27, 2:00 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Jessica Mattila, MSW
    Based upon the book A Loving Approach to Dementia Care by Laura Wayman, this 3-session class will explore the nature of caregiving and offer an approach for overcoming caregiving obstacles and maintaining meaningful relationships with loved ones living with dementia.
  • Dementia Care Challenges: Wandering, Sleep & Sundowning
    Apr 28, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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 2 will address issues concerning wandering, sleep, and sundowning.
  • Desafíos del cuidado de la demencia: deambular, dormir y anochecer
    Apr 28, 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.
  • A Loving Approach to Dementia Care (3 Session Meeting Format - 3 of 3)
    May 03, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Jessica Mattila, MSW
    Based upon the book A Loving Approach to Dementia Care by Laura Wayman, this 3-session class will explore the nature of caregiving and offer an approach for overcoming caregiving obstacles and maintaining meaningful relationships with loved ones living with dementia.
  • Caregiver Wellbeing
    May 19, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Zoom - Presenter: Sam Trevino, MSW, LCSW
    Caregivers run a marathon, burning the candle at both ends. This webinar will provide an overview of caregiver wellness and cover practical strategies for self-care.
  • Bienestar del Cuidador
    May 19, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom - Presentar: Vanessa Aguilera, MPH
    Los cuidadores corren un maratón, quemando la vela en ambos extremos. Este seminario web proporcionará una descripción general del bienestar de los cuidadores y cubrirá estrategias prácticas para el cuidado personal.
  • Dementia Care Challenges: Anxiety, Agitation & Anger
    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.
  • Desafíos del cuidado de la demencia: ansiedad, agitación e ira
    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.

Summer/Fall Class Schedule coming in June!

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.