Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Your VNA offers education and support designed to help you become more comfortable in your role as a family caregiver.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. The "tools" benefit caregivers by helping to:
- Reduce stress,
- Improve caregiving confidence,
- Balance your life,
- Better communicate your feelings,
- Increase ability to make tough decisions,
- Locate helpful resources.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a national evidence-based education program taught in more than 30 states. Caregivers who have already completed the class agree that they have improved self-care behaviors, better manage their emotions, and use community resources more effectively.
Classes are led by VNA staff certified as Powerful Tools for Caregivers class leaders. Your VNA class leader also brings with them their experience and expertise in caring for persons in the home.
Kate Kreider, RN, VNA Adult Day Program Site Manager
Wendy Bombard, RN, VNA Adult Day Program Clinical Coordinator
A May class is expected. Check back soon for more details.
Contact Linda LeCompte at 802 658-1900ext. 3903 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on available classes. A donation of $30 will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend.
Start the Conversation
In life, we prepare for everything - college, marriage, children and retirement. But we seldom talk about preparing for end-of-life care. We'd like to help you start the conversation and increase your understanding of end-of-life options, how to share end-of-life wishes and how to record your decisions using Vermont's Advance Directive form.
We invite you to join an upcoming conversation.
Wednesday, May 8
1:00 - 2:00 pm
At The Pines Senior Living Community
7 Aspen Drive, So. Burlington
Questions & Information
For additional details or questions regarding this event, please contact the VNA at 802-860-4419
To learn more about Start the Conversation, please visit http://www.starttheconversationvt.org/.