If you are caring for a sick loved one and need answers, you can find the help you need in an upcoming one-day intensive training event for home caregivers set for March 8 at Randolph Community College. This seminar will offer a variety of topics on issues of caregiving in the home and will be of special interest to family caregivers and volunteers, as well as allied health professionals. The event will also support those who care for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.
RCC’s sixth annual Caregiver College is being co-sponsored by Hospice of Randolph County, Randolph Hospital, Community Home Care & Hospice, Cross Road Retirement Community, Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Randolph County Public Library, Randolph Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Home Instead Senior Care.
The Caregiver College, scheduled for 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at RCC’s corporate training facility in the Continuing Education and Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus, will again feature keynote speaker Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist specializing in dementia care and dementia education.
Snow has over 33 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care. She has an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from UNC-Chapel Hill; is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association; and has received local, statewide, and national recognition for her expertise in geriatrics, dementia care and programming, and staff training.
Breakout sessions will include managing the legal and financial aspects of caregiving. Over 20 vendors will be in attendance.
RCC’s Caregiver College was the recipient of the North Carolina Community College Adult Educator’s Innovation Award in 2011.
The registration fee for the Caregiver College is $25. Preregistration is encouraged; lunch will be provided for preregistered attendees. Call RCC at 336-633-0268 to preregister.