Caregiver classes to be held
Ryan Summerlin April 22, 2013
A free Aging and Caregiving series will be held during April and May in South Lake Tahoe.
The series is designed to provide instruction and support for caregivers who are or are planning to care for a family member or friend age 60 or older. All classes will be held Mondays from 1-3 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel (formerly Embassy Suites), 4130 South Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. The informational sessions, targeted for seniors in El Dorado County, are free and will be held as follows:
April 29, Planning for the Future and Beyond — Long-Term Care: Learn how to plan and pay for long-term care in this informal and easy to understand presentation.
May 6, Stages of Caregiving ”Navigating the Medical Maze:” Caregiving involves many stages and sometimes many locations. Learn how to “Navigate the Medical Maze” a journey that often includes hospital stays, rehabilitation, homecare and many other practices. Learn best practices for advocating for your loved one.
May 13, Three Faces of the Maturing Mind: Learn the good news about how our minds develop as we age, and information that will put your concerns to rest about normal and abnormal changes in memory.
May 20, Moving a Loved One with Memory Loss: This discussion helps you think through the many issues involved in making the decision and implementing the actual move.
Free respite care may be provided to qualified caregivers, prior authorization required. For more information, call the El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging at 530-621-6151 or 800-510-2020.