Partly Cloudy
20°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

Hospice offers caregivers help

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 10:26 a.m. CST

If you regularly take time to help a loved one with errands, personal care, living arrangements, financial and legal concerns or activities, you are a caregiver. Caregiving can be stressful, physically, emotionally and financially.

DeKalb County Hospice is sponsoring a six-week class, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.” Classes will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 6, at the DeKalb County Hospice office in DeKalb.

Caregivers will learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings and locate helpful resources. Attendees also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives.

The 90-minute sessions are designed to be helpful for caregivers with limited time. There is no cost for class participation. Each participant receives a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook.

For more information or to register, contact Helen Maurer, L.C.S.W. or Val Heintz at  815-756-3000. Class size is limited and registration is required.

Reader Poll

How far do you travel for the holidays?
Less than 30 miles
30 to 60 miles
60 to 100 miles
More than 100 miles