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2014 Fall Aging & Caregiving Series  

This six week series of classes are designed to provide instruction ahd support for caregives who are or are planning to care for a family member or friend age 60 or older. Download Flyer!
 
All classes and materials are offered FREE of charge -DONATIONS are gratefully accepted  
Classes will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
LAKE TAHOE RESORT HOTEL (formerly Embassy Suites)  
4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd. (Hwy 50)  
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  

October 20th  Disaster Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers
Michelle Patterson, MPH and Lesley Coovelis, EDC Public Health Preparedness & Response with Leona Allen — Administrative Assistant, Lake Valley Fire District 
 
Planning ahead can make all the difference. Caregiving is challenging enough, if a disaster happens do you have a plan? Learn how to identify potential challenges and take the steps necessary to guard against and prepare for disasters.

October 27th  Coping with Grief and Loss
Rebecca Phillipsen, SW, Barton Home Health and Hospice 
 
GRIEF, noun \ˈgrēf\ a cause of deep sadness * LOSS, noun \ˈlȯs\ the state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value. Understand your feelings of grief and loss , while learning several effective techniques to healthy healing.

November 3rd  Techniques for Maintaining Healthy Skin
Karen Wilson, BS, RN, CWON Sebastian Combes — Physical Therapist Barton Memorial Hospital 
 
 As our loved one ages it becomes more important that we pay closer attention to their skin. Learn how to maintain good skin integrity and recognize signs and symptoms of compromised skin. As a added bonus, Sebastian will discuss lifting, positioning, and tips for caregivers to protect themselves as well as show some assistive devices.

November 10th  The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Jacob Harmon, Alzheimer’s Association of N. NV and N. CA
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This lecture will include information on detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

November 17th   Senior Legal Services
Diana Steele, Attorney, El Dorado County Senior Legal 
 
Learn the rights and responsibilities of a health care and/or financial agent; Including many other responsibilities that are associated to the health and well-being of your loved-one. Please bring your questions on this very important topic.

November 24th  The Basics and Beyond of Medi-Cal and Medicare,
Representatives from HHSA and HICAP
Your local Medi-Cal and Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) representatives will explain current benefits and what is on the horizon.

To Register, call El Dorado County Family Caregiver Support Program at: 530-621-6369 or 800-510-2020. “FREE” In-Home RESPITE is available to qualified caregivers. Pre-Authorization is required for RESPITE services.  Contact 530-621-6369 or 1-800-510-2020 to arrange for assistance.