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Support for Caregivers

The Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Self-Management Program offers workshops to help support caregivers.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to:

  • reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate effectively in challenging situations
  • recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions.
  • Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.

To learn more visit Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 

Living a Healthy Life Workshops

Caregivers who are supporting someone with an ongoing health condition may find it helpful to attend a Living a Healthy Life workshop on their own or with the care receiver. The workshop is also appropriate for those who are at risk of developing a chronic health condition. Caregivers may benefit from learning self-management skills to help support others and to take care of themselves. Caregivers may attend even if the care receiver does not. There is no cost to participate in these workshops.  

 

Available in:

  • Chronic Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes 

 

To learn more visit Living a Healthy Life


Getting the Most from Your Health Care Appointment

Caregivers who attend health care appointments with people they are caring for may also find this workshop helpful.  Health care appointments can be stressful for any patient. Research shows that patients forget 50% of the information shared during an appointment. Contributing factors include stress; too much information provided too quickly, unfamiliar medical jargon and the patient’s self-confidence level. The evidence is clear, patients who take an active role in their health care are more satisfied, pursue timely and appropriate treatment and have a better quality of life. Communicating well with health care providers is one of the most important parts of getting good care however it takes time and effort by both parties.

 

To learn more visit Getting the Most from Your Health Care Appointment 

Get In Touch

1 (866) 971-5545
CE.Self-Management@lhins.on.ca

 

Central East LHIN Self-Management Program
Scarborough Branch
100 Consilium Place, Suite 801
Scarborough Ontario
M1H 3E3