“Prior to Savvy Caregiver training, I was experiencing frustration with behaviors that did not seem to make sense. This stress was increasing my burden, which was an unsustainable and unhealthy situation…The course delivered more than I anticipated. The community built in the six weeks sharing the journey with other caregivers was a benefit I greatly enjoyed. The curriculum was robust and well-paced. But, most importantly, the facilitator Ana Robles-Rhoads, was an outstanding presenter and compassionate group leader.”
–Testimony from a Savvy Caregiver graduate
Savvy Caregiver is a seven week training designed for caregivers who assist family members or friends with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease. The course is free to all family caregivers, but you need to register!
The Savvy Caregiver Program is a unique approach to family caregiver education. The program offers ideas gathered from many disciplines and sources. Throughout the series caregivers are urged to learn, develop and modify approaches they can use to lessen their own stress and improve their particular caregiver situation.
Those completing this course will:
- increase skills and knowledge for caregiving
- understand the diseases that cause dementia and its progressive cognitive losses
- gain confidence to effectively address dementia behaviors
- learn effective ways to increase family involvement
- reduce adverse impacts of caregiving.
Here is a list of upcoming Savvy Trainings in 2017:
09/13/2017 Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm Bradford County Senior Center, Starke, FL
09/21/2017 Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 pm Staywell/Wellcare Offices, Ocala, Florida
available in 2018…
02/06/2018 Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm Benton House, Clermont, FL
02/06/2018 Tuesdays 2:00 – 4:00 pm Hospice of Marion County, Ocala, FL
02/07/2018 Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm Serenades, The Villages, FL
02/08/2018 Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 pm Oak Hammock, Gainesville, FL
03/05/2018 Mondays 1:00 – 3:00 pm Haven Hospice, Chiefland, FL
04/10/2018 Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm 1st United Methodist Church, Homosassa, FL
05/08/2018 Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm Pine Grove Baptist Church, Trenton, FL
05/09/2018 Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm Tri-County Nursing Home, Trenton, FL
05/22/2018 Tuesdays 2:00 – 4:00 pm Haven, E.T. York Center, Gainesville, FL
07/09/2018 Mondays 1:00 – 3:00 pm Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, Chiefland, FL
08/02/2018 Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 pm St. Madeleine Church, High Springs, FL
Register for any of the above Savvy Caregiver Trainings by completing the form below.
Savvy Caregiver Registration Form
Questions/Concerns? Contact: Tom Rinkoski at either email@example.com, or (352) 692-5226
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