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Caregiver’s Toolbox

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 14 December 2022

Resources for family caregivers

The aim of the Caregiver’s Toolbox is to provide support and practical information to family/whānau carers when their loved one has a life limiting illness.

Aims:

  • To provide a safe and welcoming environment for family/whānau caregivers to gather and share experiences.
  • To provide practical information that assists the family/whānau in caring for their loved one in the last weeks/months of life.
  • To empower family/whānau carers with confidence and knowledge around knowing what to expect when their loved one has a life limiting illness.

The course is spread over 4 Sessions over 4 weeks.

Week 1 – 23rd November 2022:

  • What is palliative care?
  • Getting the help you need
  • Building a support network
  • Building caregiver resilience

Week 2 – 30th November 2022:

  • Symptom control/managing medications
  • Nutrition – hints and ideas

Week 3 – 7th December 2022:

  • How to support loved ones with decreased mobility, moving safely and using mobility aids
  • Home care
  • Caregiver’s fatigue

Week 4 – 14th December 2022:

  • Understanding the dying process
  • How to manage the unexpected – ‘what if’ plans
  • Making the most of time that is left

These sessions are free to attend and informal, where you can come and share a cup of tea/coffee and have a chat. There will be a small group of up to 10 people. You are welcome to attend all 4 sessions or a session(s) of your liking. Due to limited numbers, registration is essential. Covid-19 restrictions apply.

For all enquiries and to registar, please contact: Nelson Tasman Hospice Education Team, education@nelsonhospice.org.nz or 03 546 3950

Details

Date:
November 23
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

Nelson Tasman Hospice
331 Suffolk Road
Nelson, 7011 New Zealand
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Phone:
03 546 3950

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