The following sessions are ongoing and will be offered throughout the year. Check the current schedule.

 

Kapi’olani Community College (KCC) is offering a series of workshops designed specifically for family caregivers interested in learning skills for the care of their elderly parents, spouse or relative. Series I and Series II listed below are the foundational courses upon which others will be based. These workshops are planned by the KCC Kupuna Education Center and are taught by experienced health and elder care educators. Pre-registration is required and class sizes are limited. 

This is a skills-based series condensed into three 2-hour workshops.  Participants will learn how to assist with bathing, incontinent care, dressing, oral care, range of motion exercises and proper transfer techniques from the bed, chair and wheelchair.  The skills learned in the 3 workshops are based on established techniques for ensuring safety, preserving dignity and preventing injury to both the elder and caregiver.  Tips on how to take care of you, the caregiver, are also included in each session.  The workshops utilize the KCC Nursing Lab facilities and emphasis is placed on direct hands-on skills.  Participants are encouraged to practice. 

This is a more extensive series of five 2-hour workshops.  Participants will learn what is involved in caring for a family elder, the skills that are needed for caregiving, and how to make decisions about providing care to a loved one.  The workshops will include the following topics: assisting with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, eating, etc., normal aging and common chronic health conditions, managing medications, nutrition and diet, community services, legal and financial considerations, memory exercises to keep the aging mind sharp, tips on caring for an elder with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and how to care for you, the caregiver.  The skills learned in the 6 workshops are based on established techniques for ensuring safety, preserving dignity and preventing injury to both the elder and caregiver. 

Topics related to Family Caregiving will be offered depending on demand, interest and instructor availability. Please go to the contact us link to inform us of your interests, suggestions and requests to be on our email list.

For those interested in classes from your local community contact your nearest Community College.

 

 
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