Caregiving

Caregiver Check-Up

As 2016 draws to a close, we thought it would be a good time to have a conversation.  How are you doing – what’s on your mind?

In the past four months our webinars have covered a wide range of topics including: managing boundaries, a tool to assist in making difficult decisions, navigating the health care system, how to remain resilient and communicating in difficult conversations.  Perhaps situations or events have cropped up for you pertaining to these or others topics and it would help to have them discussed.  They could be about navigating the holidays or the health care system, thinking about a plan for 2017 including how to set and maintain boundaries that will help you stay resilient in your caregiving role, and / or moving forward with any of these when they require having difficult conversations or making tough decisions.   This is your webinar – we want to hear from you!

In this webinar, Wendy Johnstone (Gerontologist) and Jodie McDonald (Social Worker) will facilitate an open discussion for a year end “Caregiver Check-up” using our Coach Caregiver format .  We invite you to submit questions or scenarios you would like to be discussed by following this link to our website http://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/submit-your-questions-for-coach-caregiver.  And as always, there will be plenty of opportunity to participate during the actual webinar.

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  1. Wendy has a Masters degree in Gerontology and over 20 years of experience working with family caregivers and seniors. In addition to her work with the Family Caregivers of BC, Wendy runs her own company in the Comox Valley called Keystone Elder Care Solutions.

  1. Jodie McDonald is a consultant with FCBC in addition to being the executive director of the Cowichan Family Caregivers Support Society, an instructor at Vancouver Island University and an integrative body psychotherapist in private practice. Over the past 20 years, Jodie has worked in crisis intervention, family support, mental health and community development in a variety of roles and programs.

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