Pierce County caregiver conference a two-day virtual event

To alleviate stress and offer support to care takers and caregivers, 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 May 15. This free conference is open to both paid and unpaid family caregivers. Advanced registration is required. Participants can sign up by registering 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 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and feature the following 30-minute workshops:

  • Saturday, May 8 — Focus on the care recipient
    1. When a loved one resists care
    2. Using the gift of music
    3. Keeping families in touch using virtual connections
    4. Sharing purpose and responsibility
  • Saturday, May 15 — Focus on the care giver
    1. Caregiver stress, frustration and guilt
    2. When to go to the emergency room and when not to
    3. Involving the whole family in caregiving
    4. 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 credits from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Participants can also live stream the event online at www.PierceCountyWA.gov/Caregiver. For more information about the presentations, or to register by phone, call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600 or 800-562-0332.


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