Elder@Home Awareness Four Session Program
Finally… help for family caregivers.
New to the caregiving role? Feeling overwhelmed? Elder@Home can help.
A four-part program for family caregivers:
- Maintaining elder independence through caregiver support
- Home safety strategies
- Advocating on behalf of your elder with healthcare
- Self-care to prevent caregiver burnout
And much more…
In Canada, more than eight million people – or 28% of the population aged 15 and over – provide care to older adult family members or friends, and the numbers will continue to climb as the proportion of older adults increases. Eighty percent of older adults and people with long-term health issues are cared for at home by family and friends.
Caregiving at home has proven its value in offsetting the high costs of in-facility healthcare, and at the same time, improving the quality of life of many elders.
Caregiving is one of the greatest gifts we can provide a loved one and can also be a very rewarding experience. But it can also involve many challenges to the health, well-being and financial security of caregivers.
Caregivers are often challenged with balancing their own life responsibilities as well as those of the one they are caring for, day after day. In addition, training and support for caregivers has been in short supply.
We believe by raising the awareness of what the caregiving role encompasses and by providing training in specific caregiving areas, we can assist family caregivers in being more effective in meeting the challenges of their caregiving role.
Elder@Home is a four-session program, each session consisting of two hours, for family caregivers. Sessions are scheduled once each week for four weeks. Course registration is designed to be affordable, with a discounted rate for couples.
The Elder@Home program is intended not only for current caregivers, but also for individuals likely to find themselves as caregivers in the future, including adult children of seniors, and couples – one of whom might one day need to care for the other.
This program and others are part of the Senior's Programs offered by the Kelowna & District Safety Council
Since 1980, the Kelowna & District Safety Council, a nonprofit charity, has provided relevant, evidence-based safety training, education, and advocacy for tens of thousands of people. Our vision is a community in which everyone leads a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life through safety.
Course instructor Rae Stonehouse is a practicing Registered Nurse of over 40 years. He has worked predominantly in the field of mental health and psychiatry, with extensive experience working in senior care. He has taught various healthcare programs to adults in post-secondary school settings and is the author of a variety of self-help publications and on-line courses.
Elder@Home is proudly sponsored by Cooper Medical Supplies. A trusted source of medical supplies in Kelowna since 1991. Cooper Medical Supplies has the interior’s most comprehensive selection of medical supplies & equipment for seniors and others living with chronic medical conditions. Cooper Medical has exceptional staff who can answer your questions and help you find solutions for safety, independence and privacy.