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Caregivers Training Workshops 2017

At SCCL, we believe that caregivers need to be equipped with caregiving skills, such as how to assist in the day-to-day routine of an elderly care recipient. However, we also recognise that the psycho-social and emotional needs of caregivers are equally, if not more important. Caregivers do get stressed out and experience burnout, especially because caregiving can be a solitary, long-drawn journey.

To address this issue, SCCL offers a series courses approved by the Agency of Integrated Care (AIC) on the psycho-social and emotional aspects of caregiving. Caregivers would gain from a greater understanding of the psychological challenges of caregiving. More importantly, they will be equipped with the necessary skills to better care for themselves.

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Course Fees - As of December 2016

 

One workshop

Two workshops

Caregiver*

Member

$5*

$10*

Non-member*

$30*

$60*

Non-caregiver

Member

$100

$200

Non-member

$150

$300

*Subsidies are available under AIC's Caregivers' Training Grant (CTG) for Caregivers. For more information on the Caregiver's Training Grant (CTG) and how to sign up for the workshops, please visit our Registration and Payment page.

 

Workshop schedule

   Date  Time
Workshop 1 - Introduction to Caregiving Journey and Resources 23 February 2017, Thursday 2:00pm - 4:30pm

or

7:00pm to 9:30pm
Workshop 2 - Coping Well and Sustaining Hope in Advance Illness 07 March 2017, Tuesday

21 March 2017, Tuesday
Workshop 3 - Manage Your Emotions in Long Term Care 16 March 2017, Thursday
Workshop 4 - Caregiving is a Family Team Effort 27 February 2017, Monday
Workshop 5 - Coping with Depression for Caregiver 16 February 2017, Thursday
Workshop 6 - Coping with Grief for Caregiver 14 March 2017, Tuesday
Workshop 7 - Caregiving is a Two Way Relationship 09 March 2017, Thursday

23 March 2017, Thursday
Workshop 8 - Communication Strategies for Improved Relationship in Caregiving 21 February 2017, Tuesday
Workshop 9 - Building Interpersonal Relationship with Care-Recipient 20 February 2017, Monday
Workshop 10 - Empathy Training for Caregiver 21 February 2017, Tuesday
Workshop 11 - Leadership Skills for Caregiver 30 March 2017, Thursday
Workshop 12 - Stress Management Strategies for Caregiver 21 February 2017, Tuesday

 


 

Details of Workshops

Workshop 1 - Introduction to Caregiving Journey and Resources

23 February 2017, Thursday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

Caregiving is a journey with twists and turns along the way. Circumstance Change. Care needs change. Options for care change.

The workshop will provide guidance and information to participants about the role as caregiver, the different stages of caregiving, signs and indicators that loved ones may need help, tips on caregiving and the resources available to support the caregiver.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to develop appropriate care plan to determine the extent and type of care assistance the care-recipient may require.

 

Workshop 2 - Coping Well and Sustaining Hope in Advance Illness

7 March 2017, Tuesday and 21 March 2017, Tuesday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

When a loved one develops an advance illness, it is normal to go through an emotional experience if the illness is life-threatening. It is important to talk about death and plan for the end of life. These conversations can be difficult, but there are ways to make them easier.

Participants will learn to organise their approach in dealing with the challenges as to what need to be done when care-recipients are diagnosed with advance illness, the practical aspect of advance illness planning, how to deal with anticipatory grief, strategies to cope well and learning to let go.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to cope with the reality of advance illness whilst still remaining hopeful.

 

Workshop 3 - Manage Your Emotions in Long Term Care

16 Febuary 2017, Thursday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

People who ignore their emotions, are setting themselves up for physical illness. Emotion that are not felt and not released will be buried within the body or in the aura can cause serious illness, including cancer, and many types of chronic illness.

Participants will learn how emotions controls thinking, behaviour and action through identifying their emotional self. They may bury their emotions during long-term caregiving, the effects of their buried emotions, identify these emotional turbulence and techniques to release them.

At the end of the workshop, participants will learn how to better manage their emotions by allowing the creation of positive outcome in their long-term caregiving role.

 

Workshop 4 - Caregiving is a Family Team Effort

27 February 2017, Monday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

Caregivers of the elderly are at risk for "burnout" depression, loss of income and isolation. Any illness amongst family members can change a family system. Caregiving for elderly is a collective or shared responsibility amongst family members.

Participants will learn of the caregiver challenges, how to overcome the challenges, recognises family dynamics and the various roles within family dynamic.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to obtain family/ sibling participation in caring for the loved ones and providing support to the family caregiver.

 

Workshop 5 - Coping with Depression for Caregiver

16 February 2017, Thursday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

It is not unusual for caregivers to develop mild or more serious depression due to the constant demands they face in providing care. Depression is a treatable disorder.

Participants will learn to understand depression (major depressive disorder), identify depression warning signs, the different types of depression, depression treatments, where to get help for depression, how to help yourself or someone in your life who is depressed.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to manage depression with positive energy and/or help their care-recipients to cope with depression.

 

Workshop 6 - Coping with Grief for Caregiver

14 March 2017, Tuesday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

Losing someone you love deeply is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like sadness and pain you are experiencing and will never let up. While there are no right or wrong way to grief, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain.

Participants will learn the five stages of grief, common symptoms of grief, the effect of the loss of independence and security, impaired abilities, truncated visions of the future, and strategies to help you come to terms with the loss.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to cope with grief and loss and to move on with their life.

 

Workshop 7 - Caregiving is a Two Way Relationship

09 March 2017, Thursday and 23 March 2017, Thursday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

Communication is the key to helping caregiving relationships where both the care-recipient and the caregiver goes to great lengths to be polite and considerate, each feeling acknowledge and appreciated.

This workshop will provide guidance to participants about the elements of communication, models of constructive communication, attitude adjustments that help communication and the importance of connecting and understanding with care-recipient.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to maintain healthy interactions with care-recipient and ensure success in their caregiving relationship.

 

Workshop 8 - Communication Strategies for Improved Relationship in Caregiving

21 February 2017, Tuesday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

Inability to communicate is one of the most common causes for caregiver frustration and care recipient agitation. Being able to talk to, and understanding the care-recipient is absolutely essential in caregiving.

Participants will learn how to understand what the care-recipient is trying to say, by providing the role of non-verbal communication, active listening for enhanced communication and the giving and receiving of feedback.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to make it easier for care-recipient to understand them by changing how they speak, such as simple words and sentences, speak clearly and slowly.

 

Workshop 9 - Building Interpersonal Relationship with Care-Recipient

20 February 2017, Tuesday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

To build a sustainable interpersonal relationship with the care-recipient, caregivers must build on the power of building trust and communication which will help achieve the desired outcome of the care-recipient.

Participants will be provided with an overview of interpersonal relationship, how to develop interpersonal skills, ways to improve interpersonal skills and the critical aspects of a successful caregiver/ care-recipient's interpersonal relationship.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to build rapport and sustain interpersonal relationship with care-recipients.

 

Workshop 10 - Empathy Training for Caregiver

21 February 2017, Tuesday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

To ability to have empathy is important as a foundation for caring and compassion between and among people. It contributes to positive relationship in all areas of life. Caregiver must be emphatic with themselves as with family members and care-recipient in their caregiving journey.

Participants will learn key elements of empathy, empathy guidelines, listening with empathy, how to accept others and perceptive taking.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to be caring and compassionate with care-recipients and family members in the caregiving journey and for stronger interventions in challenging times.

 

Workshop 11 - Leadership Skills for Caregiver

30 March 2017, Thursday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

When an aging parent needs caregiving, the children often need to take responsibility. The extended family has significant influence and the oldest male in the family is often the decision maker and spokesperson. The younger siblings need to maintain harmony, avoid conflict and direct confrontation with their elders.

Participants will learn why leadership skills is important in delivering care to care-recipients and how leadership is utilised to achieve care excellence, the different leadership styles, qualities of an effective leader and how to lead family meetings.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to navigate change, results and health plans amongst family siblings which will benefit both the care-recipients and caregivers.

 

Workshop 12 - Stress Management Strategies for Caregiver

21 February 2017, Tuesday | 2:00pm - 4:30pm or 7:00pm to 9:30pm

[Overview]

Any illness amongst family member can create stress. The stress in turn create tension/ disagreements among family members and may be a barrier to care-recipient treatment.

To assist participants in gaining increase awareness of their personal source of stress, participants will learn the common sources of stress faced by caregiver and care recipient, identify signs and symptoms of stress, how to manage stress and techniques for dealing with stress.

At the end of the workshop, participants will know how to deal with stress and/or help their care-recipients to cope with stress.