May 29, 2019 – The CARE Compass project will serve as a quarterly network gathering for caregivers. CARE Compass is place to gather together and obtain resources to make the journey
of caregiving less stressful. This upcoming session will be held on June 5 at First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Road, Bowling Green, from 11am-1pm.
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Occupational Therapy from Ohio Living Home Health will discuss transitional phases of mobility. The session will cover the following; when would you need to use a walker, cane, wheelchair; how to measure the height of the assisted devices properly;
where is the best place to purchase one or get one loaned to you; learn some important exercises to prevent falls and aid in maintaining balance.
11:45 a.m – 12:15 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Brookdale of Bowling Green
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Presentation provided by Lindsay Watson, University of Toledo Medical Center a Senior Behavioral Specialist. This presentation will introduce the concept of behavior mapping (a system of connecting different behaviors and with their meanings and reactions),ways to identify causes of behaviors, solutions and ways to avoid adding additional medications. There will be time allotted for questions and answers.
The Care Compass Project free and open to all caregivers but requires pre-registration by calling 1-800-367-4935, 419-353-5661 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Those wanting to learn about caregiving are welcome and those who are currently caregiving are encouraged to bring their care recipients. Separate caregiving sessions are provided during the training session to those community members in need of care.
The CARE Compass Project is brought to the community by: Brookdale of Bowling Green,Wood County Committee on Aging, BGSU Optimal Aging Institute, Golden Care Partners, Ohio Living Home Health and Wood County Hospital. Caregivers are also encouraged to join the Facebook Community: facebook.com/WoodCountyCareGiverCircle for an ongoing support community.