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Session 11 - Working with Care Providers

Introduction

Making the decision to move the person you have been caring for to a long-term care home is one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make. However, it may also be necessary, for both your well-being and that of the person you are caring for. You may want to talk over your decision with your family physician or a social worker.

In this session we’ll explore the role of family and staff when the person with dementia moves into a care home - and how to help everyone adjust. 

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the alternative private and public care options available and how to access them.
  • Understand the role expectations of family and care home staff.
  • Recognize that it takes time for the person with dementia and the family to adjust to a care home environment.
  • Identify strategies to relate and communicate effectively with care home staff.

Work through the various parts of the session at your leisure.  Move from one part to another at your own pace and in the order that makes sense to you, based on your own needs and interests.

Take time to visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members. It’s a place for you to interact with others and to discuss the topics and ideas introduced throughout this session. 

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Parts


Other Sessions in Seeds of Hope - Family Learning Series

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