Caregiving Series

February 12, 2013

Care giving, Local resources, News

The VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center has partnered with the Central Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society, and McGuire VA PADRECC present Family Caregiving workshops.

Through this two part series, participants will gain practical skills and coping strategies that will help take on the challenging but rewarding task of providing at-home care for a loved one.

Part 1 – March 12, 2013, 10am – 3pm at Riverside PACE MacTavish
– General Caregiving Skills
– Home Safety
– Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move

Part 2 – March 19, 2013, 10am – 3pm at Riverside PACE MacTavish
– Assisting with Personal Care
– Legal and Financial Issues
– Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Each topic is an hour long session, with time scheduled for breaks and lunch.  Attending both workshops is recommended, participants are not required to attend both. 

Riverside PACE MacTavish is located at 1300 MacTavish Avenue, Richmond, VA.

There is a fee of $10 for each session.
Scholarships are available, please call the registration number below for more information. 

 Register online
Part 1 – March 12, 2013

Part 2 – March, 19, 2013

or call 1-800-344-4867
(You will be redirected to the National MS Society event registration system.)  

 Space is limited – if the program fills up, you can be added to a waitlist. 
If you register and cannot attend, please let us know so we can inform someone on our waitlist and refund your payment.   

Please note: We cannot provide care for your loved one at this event, so please make the appropriate accommodations for them.  

 THANK YOU to PACE MacTavish for graciously donating their space for this program.

 These courses are created and taught by trained American Red Cross instructors. All course content is approved by the American Red Cross.

About aperseghin

Andrea Perseghin is the Associate Director for Education and Outreach at the VCU PMDC. She manages all of the educational programming for the center -- and is lost without her iPhone alerts.

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4 Responses to “Caregiving Series”

  1. Michelle & Steve Miller Says:

    I have a family member with PD. He recently had Deep Brain Stimulation.
    He is 76 years old. His son (my husband) and myself are having difficulty persuading him that he needs help in the home to do daily housekeeping chores, shopping, etc.. (He is not driving).
    Can you send us information (or outline for workshop), about home safety and general caregiving skills. I would like to come to the workshops but I have to work on the 12th and 19th.

    • aperseghin Says:

      I sent materials the week of 3/19 – please let me know if you have not received them!

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