Monday, April 10, 2017

Galena Community Vision to host series for caregivers

Workshops to be held Wednesday afternoons at Stone County Library in Galena

Whether it’s caring for an aging parent or a spouse who has fallen ill, many people eventually find themselves in a caregiver role. Galena Community Vision, formerly known as Galena Vision of Hope, is hosting a three-part caregivers series designed to equip and educate local caregivers with the information they need to make the best, most informed decisions for their loved ones and themselves.
Each session will be held from 1-2 p.m. at the Stone County Library in Galena and includes the following schedule:
  • April 19 - Caregiving: Identifying needs, organizing and planning
  • April 26 - Explanation of Medicare and Medicaid Programs (home health, consumer directed care, in-home services and private pay help)
  • May 3 - Caregiver health, community resources, Advanced Health Care Directive and more.

“These sessions will emphasize how important it is to care for the caregiver as well as the loved one in need,” says Connie Johnson, Galena Community Vision chairperson. “We want to help caregivers be better informed, be able to identify their loved one’s needs and be able to easily organize necessary care.”
This free series is made possible by the generous support of Oxford Healthcare and funded by Skaggs Foundation.

For more information or to register, call Connie Johnson at 417-357-6061. 

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