November is National Family Caregivers Month
From Oneida County Department on Aging
Most care in this country doesn’t occur in hospitals or nursing homes, it occurs in the home – and that’s a good thing. People are healthier at home and health care costs are reduced. Family caregivers have the best interests of their loved ones at heart. But caregiving at home can take its toll and it certainly takes a lot of planning. The Nation’s 90 million family caregivers are front and center in providing care every day – enabling their loved ones to stay at home longer where they are happier and healthier.
With the ranks of family caregivers growing every year – tens of millions strong –the role of the family caregivers play is important to the nation.
The Caregiver Wellness 2015 Workshop is Thursday, November 19 from 1-3 p.m. in the Minocqua Public Library. Anyone providing care to a loved one at home is invited to attend. Guest Speakers to support the caregiver role are Gerontologist Geri Heppe, Occupational Therapist Dorinda Jensen and ADRC specialist Lauran Javenkoski.
Refreshments provided by Avanti Health and Rehab for this free event. There is no need to pre-register and respite care is available. For more information call the Oneida County Department on Aging, 715-369-6170 or 800-379-7499.