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Host Organization: Family Caregivers' Network Society

January 27, 2015 06:30 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
Navigating the Healthcare System
Are you confused as to who to call if your elderly relative is becoming frailer and needs assistance to help him manage at home? Is your mother becoming more isolated because she is no longer able to get out to her social clubs independently? What is an Adult Day Program and would it help her? Are you going away for a two-week vacation and want to know if there is a place where your spouse can stay and be looked after when you are away? My husband ended up in the hospital, and now it looks like he's going to have to go into a care facility directly from there. Who do I talk to in the hospital to arrange this?

If any of these questions sound familiar, this session for family caregivers will provide you with answers to these questions and many more. In an informal setting where questions and discussion are welcome, learn valuable information to help you understand and navigate the healthcare system.

This webinar is facilitated by Maureen Grant, Community Social Worker, Island Health. It runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia for funding of this event.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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February 03, 2015 06:30 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
Wouldn’t It Be Easier If We Just Did It My Way?
This webinar is for all family caregivers who struggle with allowing the person they are caring for to live their life as they choose to. You may catch yourself telling them what to do, what you think is best for them and perhaps forgetting that they are still adults with a lifetime of experience who are capable of making choices for themselves. A lot of the time, you as the caregiver are able to see the larger picture and find yourself wanting to simply take over so that all functions better. Learning when and how to intercede is tricky. Allison invites you to join with other caregivers who struggle with this situation.

This webinar is facilitated by Allison Reeves, Registered Clinical Counsellor. It runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia for funding of this event.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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February 11, 2015 06:30 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
Legal Considerations for Family Caregivers
In this webinar, Dustin Marnell of Horne Coupar will discuss the various legal documentation and information important for you to know about as a family caregiver. This will include Enduring Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements. If you provide care and support for an adult family member or friend whose legal, financial and/or health affairs you may become responsible for in future, this information will be invaluable to you. An understanding of what each document provides and its complexity, as well as how to talk about these subjects within the family will be discussed.

This webinar is facilitated by Dustin Marnell, Lawyer, Horne Coupar. It runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia for funding of this event.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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February 25, 2015 06:30 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
It’s Time for Facility Placement: What Happens Now and How Do I Cope with the Process and My Changing Role?
When the time comes for a family member to move into residential care, the decision leading to this transition can be very difficult for everyone involved. It is often made during a time of crisis, either because the care recipient can no longer safely be cared for at home or because family members are too burnt out. This workshop walks you through the process and provides tips and strategies to manage this phase of care. We will also explore how to work effectively with facility staff while maintaining your involvement as a family caregiver.

This webinar is facilitated by Maureen Grant, Community Social Worker, Island Health. It runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia for funding of this event.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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March 05, 2015 06:30 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
Long-term Caregiving: Staying Emotionally Well Over the Long-term
For some people caregiving is a short-term sprint, while for others it is a marathon with a seemingly invisible finish line. Pacing yourself appropriately is essential so you can “go the distance” without burning out. As a long-term caregiver, are you thriving or simply hanging in there? Allison invites you to explore how to avoid the difficulties and pitfalls of long-term caregiving and how to help you bring some energy back into your life rather than simply surviving.

This webinar is facilitated by Allison Reeves, Registered Clinical Counsellor. It runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia for funding of this event.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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March 16, 2015 06:30 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
Needs and Wants: You Both Have Them!
Many family caregivers discover that they just don’t have the time and energy to do everything for the person they are looking after, let alone remember or find time to take care of their own needs and wants as well. Learning the difference between a need and a want can be extremely useful in helping you to decide what gets addressed first and where to direct your limited resources. In this webinar, Allison offers you ways to decide how to pick and choose so that everyone benefits.

This webinar is facilitated by Allison Reeves, Registered Clinical Counsellor. It runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia for funding of this event.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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March 24, 2015 06:30 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
I Just Don’t Have the Time: A Webinar for Family Caregivers
Everyone is always saying I need to look after myself, but I just don’t have the time. I’m too busy just trying to keep up with all the things that need to be done and all the people that want my attention. Sound familiar? Maureen will offer insights and suggestions on ways to build in some regular breaks for yourself as well as focusing on the why’s of self-care and why we might not pay attention to our own needs. Maureen comes from the perspective of having been a family caregiver herself, as well as having worked with family caregivers for many years as a Case Manager and Social Worker with Home and Community Care.

This webinar is facilitated by Maureen Grant, Community Social Worker, Island Health. It runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia for funding of this event.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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March 26, 2015 01:00 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
Elder Abuse: What Is It? How Do We Deal With It?
Through discussions and a short video, this webinar will address the correlation between social isolation, mental capacity and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and the people involved and strategies to deal with elder abuse whether physical, psychological, financial or neglect. We will also emphasize the importance for older adults to stay socially connected, explore ways that family caregivers can help older adults to develop and maintain such connections, and brainstorm appropriate community resources.

This webinar is facilitated Lin Chen, Workshop Coordinator, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support and runs from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. It was developed with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and its delivery is funded by the Province of British Columbia.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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April 08, 2015 06:30 PM (PST) (Session offered in English)
Guilt and Frustration: How Changing Your Expectations Leads to Emotional Wellness
Do you experience a lot of guilt and frustration in your role as a family caregiver? Are you ready to let go of these feelings? If you are, Allison invites you to attend this webinar in which you will learn how your personal expectations of yourself, and of others, creates these feelings. It is from this awareness that you can then shift your perspective so you can more easily let go of your guilt and frustration. Your emotional health will benefit by tackling these emotions head on.

This webinar is facilitated by Allison Reeves, Registered Clinical Counsellor. It runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia for funding of this event.

This session is reserved for residents of: British Columbia


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