Join Now!

Empowering Caregivers Who are Making the Difficult Decisions

Date: 07/15/2010
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:  Show map
Broward County Main Library
100 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, CA 33301
USA
Contact: Viki
 

Can you answer these questions:

1.  Does your loved one have the ability to make his or her own decisions?

2.  Based on past conversations, do you know what your loved one would want in different medical situations?

3.  How can I keep the person included in ways that are safe for him to participate?

4.  Are you experiencing care-grieving?

 

Wouldn’t it be a relief to know you are doing right by the person in your care?  Join Viki Kind on July 15 for a special program, “Empowering Caregivers Who are Making The Difficult Decisions.”  Viki is a clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer.  She is also the author of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t which guides families and healthcare professionals through the process of making decisions for those who are losing or have lost capacity to think.  The Caregiver's Path provides an adaptable system for making difficult choices, including end-of-life decisions, while respecting the individual’s values and beliefs. 

 

Who should attend this class?  Anyone dealing with those who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, strokes, brain injuries, mental illness, developmental delays or other mental limitations.

 

Attendees will learn the decision-making pathway and tools to help give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but can be adapted depending on the person’s level of incapacity and the situation.  Participants will also learn specific strategies and questions to use and how these tools will work in real life.  Respect and compassion are the core values of this decision-making process. 

 

Whether you a professional caregiver or a family caregiver, you will come away feeling more knowledgeable and confident about making decisions for those in your care.  Have a kind and respectful day.