Hospice offers caregivers help
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.