General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

family caregiver support program


Fall 2012 “Aging and Caregiving Series” in SLT

Designed for persons 60 years or older and/or informal caregivers caring for a person 60 years or older, or a dementia diagnosis.

 Mondays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Embassy Suites 4130 South Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 

October 8, 2012: Health Insurance and Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP):  Learn the “Medicare Basic’s” ~  The A to Z ’s  related to Medicare Part A, B, C, and D.

October 15, 2012: Alzheimer’s and Dementia  Overview:  Discussion will include the importance of obtaining an early diagnosis, symptoms, stages and treatments available.

October 22, 2012: Personal Care:  Become familiar with  basic  personal care assistance, signs and symptoms of skin integrity. Tried and true techniques and products to maintain optimum care for a loved one.

October 29, 2012: Managing Incontinence: Loss of bladder control can cause emotional distress as well as physical complications. Learn about the causes of  incontinence, gender-specific products and Medi-Cal changes.

November 5, 2012: Holiday Havoc:  Discussion will include strategies  for the medically fragile and memory impaired during the holiday season. Topics  include: management of special visits, changes in schedule, keeping track of medications and difficult emotions.

November 12, 2012: Preparing for the Inevitable: Many people don't  encounter funeral homes or funeral  directors until they have to plan a funeral following the death of a loved one.  Join John Lawrence as he discusses Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for this very difficult topic.    

Free RESPITE provided to qualified caregivers, prior authorization required. 

For more Information call: El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging (530) 621-6151 or (800) 510-2020