Not in My Family: Working with Family Caregivers to Reduce Elder Abuse
Are you a Family Caregiver, who is an unpaid family member or friend, taking care of an older adult?
Do you often feel overwhelmed, stressed, frustrated and alone?
Through this new workshop, learn both how to protect older adults and enhance self-care by:
- Recognizing signs of abuse or neglect
- Staying healthy while caregiving
- Staying socially connected with others
- Improving communication
- Accessing resources for caregivers and older adults
Links to the workshop presentation, video, and resource handouts and publications have been posted below.
If you are interested in hosting this workshop, please contact Lin Chen, Workshop Coordinator at 604-688-1927 ext 225 or complete our online Workshop Request form and we will contact you.
Special thanks to our project partners: Family Caregivers of British Columbia, Eldercare Foundation, Seniors Come Share Society, and Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the BC Council to Reduce Elder Abuse.
Click here to download:
- Workshop Presentation
- Video: Finding a Future for Ellen
- Resource Handouts and Publications
- Seniors First BC’ handout – Workshop Highlights on Elder Abuse
- Seniors First BC’ handout – Healthy Caregiving Strategies
- Seniors First BC’ handout – Resources on Elder Abuse Prevention
- Family Caregivers of BC’s Programs and Services
- Family Caregivers of BC’s Network News – Respite: Taking a Pause (scroll down to page 3)
- Family Caregivers of BC’s Network News – Ways to Keep the Connection (scroll down to page 3)
- Family Caregivers of BC’s handout – Eleven Commandments of Stress Management
- Family Caregivers of BC’s handout – Creative Goal Setting
- Family Caregivers of BC’s handout – Community Activity Checklist for Family Caregivers
- Eldercare Foundation’s handout – Shy Seniors Rack Card
- Seniors Come Share Society’s Programs and Services
- Alzheimer Society of BC’s brochure – Reducing Caregiver Stress
- Alzheimer Society of BC’s brochure – Dispelling Myths of Alzheimer’s Disease
- United Way of the Lower Mainland’s Family and Friend Caregivers Information and Resource Handbook 2016
- Saint Elizabeth Foundation’s Caregiver Compass