Upcoming Savvy Caregiver Practitioners Training

Upcoming Savvy Caregiver Practitioners Training

April 21, 2017 2:35 pm Published by

The Savvy Caregiver program is a 6-week training program for caregivers who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or Related Dementias. The program is facilitated by 1 or 2 trained Practitioners. It is based on the notion that family members who become caregivers need to be trained to assume a new role caregiving for which they are unprepared and untrained. Throughout the program and laced through the various program materials such as the Caregiver’s Manual the central concept that is emphasized is the notion of strategy. Caregivers will be urged to learn, develop and modify their strategies so they can accomplish their role of caregiving which includes the contented involvement of the person they care for. The program builds information and knowledge about the illness, developing skills to manage daily life and fosters a different attitude towards caregiving. The program is geared to informal caregivers of those either living at home or planning to return home and in a moderate state of illness.  Who can benefit from this program? Informal caregivers, active caregivers, a person living with ADRD is at home or planning to return home and person living with ADRD is in a moderate state of the illness.


Practitioner Training Dates: May 23, & 24, 2017 8:30 AM – 4:40 PM (must attend both days) Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley 280 Merrimack Street, Suite 400 Lawrence, MA 01843 Cost: $50 per person (includes a light breakfast, Panera lunch, and all materials) Participants are expected to implement 3 Savvy Caregiver Trainings in the community in the next 18 months. Two people per agency (or partners) are required. For more information and registration contact Crystal Polizzotti at cpolizzotti@esmv.org Space is limited!

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