November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until November 25, 2021
The caregivers Toolbox aims to provide a welcoming environment for family/Whanau caregivers to gather and share experiences. It’s a fantastic resource for practical information for caring for your loved one and will empower you with confidence and knowledge around knowing what to expect when your loved on has a life limiting illness.
The sessions are free to attend and are informal, where you can come and share a cup of tea/coffee and have a chat with a small group of fellow caregivers. There will be a limit on the number of attendees we can welcome, with appropriate alert level protocols being considered, of 10 people.
Session times and themes
Week one: Thursday 4 November
What is palliative care? Getting you the help you need. Building a support network. Building caregiver resilience
Week two: Thursday 11 November
Symptom control/managing medications & nutrition
Week three: 18 November
How to support loved ones with: decreasing mobility; moving safely; and using mobility aids. Home care and ‘caregivers fatigue’
Week four: 25 November
Understanding the dying process. How to manage the unexpected- creating ‘what if’ plans. Making the most of the time left.