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Community Education Caregiver Series

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April 05, 2017
Family LifeCare is Hosting a Series to Empower Community Caregivers
 
(Berne, Indiana) – As part of Family LifeCare’s 20th anniversary celebration, we are hosting a series to help empower caregivers in our communities.  Throughout 2017 we will present four major topics.  All presentations are free and open to the community and will be held at 6 pm. 

At Bluffton Regional Medical Center, 303 S Main Street, 4th floor Conference Rooms 401 & 402, Bluffton
 
April 11:  Dr. Bernie Wiebe, Medical Director, will present Facts versus Myths of Hospice
June 14:  Janelle Ohlemiller, Social Worker, will present How Do I Talk About What I Want…Let Alone What
                             They Want

September 12:  Jesse Hawbaker, Registered Nurse, will present Caregiving:  Nuts and Bolts of Caring for My
                            Loved One

November 14:  Tiffany Burden, Social Worker, will present My Friend Died, Now What Do I Say and Do?
 
At Marion Rehabilitation & Assisted Living, Community Room, 614 W 14th St, Marion
 
May 3:  Deb Fiechter, Nurse Practitioner, will present Facts versus Myths of Hospice
June 7:  Janelle Ohlemiller, Social Worker, will present How Do I Talk About What I Want…Let Alone What
                          They Want

September 19:  Paula Luttrell, Registered Nurse, will present Caregiving:  Nuts and Bolts of Caring for My
                          Loved One

November 7:  Jeff Luttrell, Bereavement Specialist, will present My Friend Died, Now What Do I Say and Do?
 
Family LifeCare recognizes the accomplishments and importance that caregivers make in our communities.  We want to help those with the role of caregiver and to be your resource.  There are nearly 44 million family caregivers in the United States and the majority are females (60%).  Eight in ten are taking care of one person (82%).  On average, they are 49 years old.  A large majority of caregivers provider care for a relative (85%) with 49% caring for a parent or parent-in-law.  One in ten is caring for a spouse. 
 
Caregivers typically assist with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as running errands, fixing meals, or bathing and they usually conduct medical or nursing tasks such as wound care or managing medications for their loved one.  Throughout the month of November, Family LifeCare will be joining organizations across the nation hosting activities that will help the community understand how important hospice and palliative care can be. 
 
More information about home health, hospice, palliative care, children’s services and caregiving resources is available by contacting Family LifeCare at 1-800-355-2817.  If you plan to any or all of the series, an RSVP is appreciated, but not required.  Family LifeCare provides services in Adams, Allen, Blackford, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Randolph, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.  You may also visit us at www.familylifecarein.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FamilyLifeCare.
Contact:
Lisa Arnold, Development Director
larnold@familylifecarein.org, (800) 355-2817