F.I.S.H., Home Instead Senior Care to focus on caregiver training
F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and Sue Townsend, RN and certified dementia practitioner with Home Instead Senior Care, will present “Caregiver Training: For Those Caring for a Loved One with Dementia/Alzheimer’s” on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Heron Hall at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
“Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease,” Townsend said.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are an estimated 5.7 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and 16.1 million Americans – family caregivers – providing unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Caregivers need to know how to provide the highest level of person-centered care from those suffering from it.
Townsend will teach attendees the most comprehensive way of care and share resources and other information to help them as they continue to care for their loved one or client.
The seminar is open to the community.
For more information or to RSVP, call F.I.S.H. Program Director Kathy Y. Monroe or Social Services Assistant Anthony Morales at 239-472-4775.