The Savvy Caregiver program is a 6 week training program for caregivers who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or Related Dementias. The program is facilitated by trained Practitioner. It is based on the notion that family members who become caregivers need to be trained to assume a new role- caregiving- for which they are unprepared and untrained. Throughout the program- and laced through the various program materials such as the Caregiver’s Manual- the central concept that is emphasized is the notion of strategy. Caregivers will be urged to learn, develop and modify their strategies so they can accomplish their role of caregiving- which includes the contented involvement of the person they care for. The program builds information and knowledge about the illness, developing skills to manage daily life, and fosters a different attitude towards caregiving. The program is geared to informal caregivers of those either living at home or planning to return home, and in a moderate stage of illness.
This program runs for 6 weeks and we ask that participants commit to attending all 6 week sessions. The program as indicated is for active and formal caregivers and not for professionals seeking certification and license requirements. A minimum number is required to run this program. Please register to attend by clicking here.
Sponsored by Rockingham County ServiceLink and the Kimball Library.
For more information please contact: Co-leader, Jinelle Hobson, Rockingham County ServiceLink at (603)893-9769 ext. 102 or Co-leader, Lois Powers at (603) 362-5234. Following registration, you will receive a follow up phone call to complete your registration.
Sponsoring partners for The Savvy Caregiver Program are The Healthy Living Center for Excellence and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.