Senior Spotlight 04/10/2013
Kristie Miner from Kindred Westgate was a guest on this morning’s show for our Senior Spotlight segment. She talked about some upcoming caregiver trainning sessions taking place at various locations around the area.Savvy Caregiver:Caregivers will learn how to manage a disease that does not improve, how the course and progression of the disease impacts the person with the disease, and how to tailor the caregiving strategies to the diseaseâ€™s stages: beginning, mid-stage, late. Participants will also learn about the physical, mental and emotional toll caregiving has on them. Skills will be gained including, how to keep the person contented all day and involved in daily tasks and activities. Caregivers will also learn the importance of taking care of themselves and handling family issues that arise involving the caregiving. Maineâ€™s SAVVY CAREGIVER Training is sponsored by the Office of Elder Services, Department of Health and Human Services and funded by the Administration on Aging.If you are a caregiver and want to register for this important free training, call Karyn at EAAA at 941-2865. This six week class can make your life easier.