There is a lot in store for Pierce County residents this month that you won't want to miss, and you won't need to stray too far from your apartment in Puyallup, WA.
Each month Pierce County puts on a number of community-centered workshops designed to educate the local population on issues that matter to you. This month, the county, in association with the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center, put on a workshop. The last presentation of the 'Secrets of Family Care-Giving' workshop at the City-County building in Tacoma, was just this last night.
The workshop was designed to address an issue many of us grapple with; not knowing how to care for a sick or disabled relative. The vast majority of healthcare is provided at home, by members of an individuals family. While much is expected of caregivers in situations like this, they often receive little to no training for the work they are tasked with.
Attendees of the workshop heard from industry professionals and experienced case managers, as they described some of the pitfalls of home health care, and how to avoid them.
Presenters discussed relevant topics including navigating the minefield of communicating with healthcare professionals, and keeping medical records organized. They also touch on issues that focus more on the caregiver, like finding opportunities to rest and finding a balance between care-giving and normal life.
The workshop is now over, but that doesn't mean there aren't many other things going on around your South Hill, WA apartments. Check out the Pierce County website for a comprehensive list of events like this one, that are being held throughout the community.