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Caregivers Training 2018

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 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 of courses approved by the Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) on the 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.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WORKSHOPS.

 


 

Course Fees 

 

 

Course Fees

 Public

 $150 per course

 With CTG subsidy, co-payment amount is $10*

 SCCL Member

 $150 per course

 With CTG subsidy, co-payment amount is $10*

  For SCCL members, amount payable after member discount is $5.

 

Co-payment amount is subject to eligibility and the remaining amount of the care recipient’s CTG which is capped at $200 per year. For more information on the Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) and how to sign up for the workshops, please visit our Registration and Payment page. 

 

Note that for SCCL members who would like to sign up for the courses but would not be eligible for the CTG subsidy, a special discount of $50 would be given: course fees payable would be $100 after discount.  

 

Workshop schedule

All workshops are independent of one another.  Each workshop lasts for 2.5 hours. 

  February  2018  March 2018

Introduction to Caregiving Journey and Resources 

 5

Communication Strategies for Improved Relationship in Caregiving

 6 6
Coping with Depression for Caregiver  12 12
Coping with Grief for Caregiver  26 13
Stress Management Strategies for Caregiver  27 19

 


 

Details of Workshops

Introduction to Caregiving Journey and Resources

5 February 2018 (7pm - 9.30pm) or 5 March 2018 (2pm - 4.30pm)

[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 an appropriate care plan to determine the extent and type of care assistance the care-recipient may require.

 

Communication Strategies for Improved Relationship in Caregiving

6 February 2018 (7pm - 9.30pm) or 6 March 2018 (2pm - 4.30pm)

[Overview]

Inability to communicate is one of the most common causes of 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. 

  

Coping with Depression for Caregiver

12 February 2018 (7pm - 9.30pm) or 12 March 2018 (2pm - 4.30pm)

[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.

 

Coping with Grief for Caregiver

26 February 2018 (7pm - 9.30pm) or 13 March 2018 (2pm - 4.30pm)

[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.

 


Stress Management Strategies for Caregiver

27 February 2018 (7pm - 9.30pm) or 19 March 2018 (2pm - 4.30pm)

[Overview]

Any illness amongst family member can create stress. The stress, in turn, creates 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.