On Tuesday, March 24, U-Care will host a Family Caregiving 101 Workshop at Steam Engine Pizza Pub’s Session Room in Irvine.

The workshop runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to anyone who helps care for a loved one, whether it’s for a few hours here-and-there or on a live-in basis.

U-Care’s workshops help provide support, resources, information, and tips to family caregivers. Family Caregiving 101 covers several topics, including:

Coping with Caregiver Stress – Sally Iseral Shepherd, Chaplain

Practical Tips for Caregivers – Jodi Neal, Registered Nurse

Planning for the Future: Advance Care Planning – Lisa Knicely, Social Worker

Honoring the Wish to Remain at Home – Brenna Wallhausser

Resource Packet Review – Brenna Wallhausser and Tiffani Wright

Hospice Care Plus sponsors the U-Care program. Tiffani Wright, Community Liaison at Hospice, says the workshops meet a need for family caregivers.

Sally Iseral Shepherd presents “Coping with Caregiver Stress” at a recent workshop for family caregivers. The next workshop is March 24 in Irvine.

“This will be the third workshop we’ve held for family caregivers,” says Tiffani. “Each time, we’ve filled all the seats. Caregivers are hungry for resources, help, and information specific to their communities, but it’s a challenge. We’ve tried to help by bringing to the table everything we’ve learned as a hospice organization. But, people need this information long before hospice is needed.”

Guests will be treated to a meal, door prizes, and Caregiver Survival Kits, which include practical, self-care, and fun items. They will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other family caregivers.

“At past workshops,” says Tiffani, “we’ve enjoyed seeing that family caregivers really like meeting people who face the same challenges. They share information and learn from each other, too.”

Registration is required and seating is limited to 25. Guests can register online, by phone at 859-986-1500, or by email to hospice@hospicecp.org.

Visit the Family Caregiving 101 Facebook event page to see the latest updates. For more information or for questions, call Hospice Care Plus at 859-986-1500.