This course is designed to equip caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to ensure that their loved one receives the best care possible. It examines common patterns that result from brain injury/stroke as well as suggests personal coping and responsive strategies for the caregiver and their loved one. This practical course is delivered in six sessions, twice per year at the GRH and is accessible to other regions by videoconferencing (Telehealth).
This on-line course is designed for non-paid caregivers of adults or children. The course focuses on the needs of family caregivers (spouses, adult children and other non-paid caregivers) of persons from all disability groups, including physical disabilities, mental health issues, disability associated with aging, and chronic diseases.
As a result of participating in this course, the goal is for family caregivers to become more confident in their knowledge and skill in the care of their loved ones. This results in benefits to families, including
This program provides vital information for caregivers of older adults with chronic health issues. Family caregivers will acquire additional skills for enriching the quality of life of the older adult. In order to manage successfully, the caregiver must obtain accurate information, emotional support, develop a sense of effectiveness as a caregiver, and become well informed about ethical and legal issues. Knowledgeable, committed, sensitive health professionals provide valuable information and innovative strategies to meet these needs.
The purpose of the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Education Initiative Project is to provide timely, appropriate education/information to assist people with SCI to live healthy lives upon their return to the community. Education and information is an essential component for individuals with SCI to reintegrate back into their community and to support ongoing prevention of secondary problems. Knowledgeable healthcare providers, caregivers and the individual themselves are key to ensuring success and independence. An educational resource manual and CD-ROM for SCI survivors, their families, and health professionals was developed by rehabilitation clinicians working in SCI. This is one of many tools developed with the funding provided by the Glenrose Foundation and the Alberta Paraplegic Association.