Mission and CAPES to offer free educational course for caregivers

From the press release from Mission Health:

WHAT: Advocacy in a Healthcare Setting: Medication Issues and More
Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support Program (CAPES)

Education Series – Empowering Yourself as a Caregiver

WHO: Open to the general public

WHEN: Monday, April 30, 2012. 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Loretta Hall at Mission Hospital
2nd Floor Conference Room
(Loretta Hall is located directly behind the St. Joseph Hospital Building)

NOTE: The program is designed for anyone caring for or concerned about an aging family member or friend. Speakers will provide attendees with tools to help them make better and more-informed healthcare decisions by being an effective advocate. Speakers will be Deirdre Hulihan, Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Consult Service, and Christie Dresback, Clinical Pharmacist, Mission Hospitals.

Caregivers will learn
•to communicate an elder’s healthcare needs and wishes during his/her doctor or hospital visits and treatments and if living in long-term care.
•to ask questions and learn about prescribed medications, their possible side effects and adverse reactions, and how to use your pharmacist as a valuable resource.

The session is sponsored by (CAPES) Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support Program which is a collaboration between Mission Hospital and the Council on Aging of Buncombe County. Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are requested but not required. For more information, call Mission Hospitals Senior Services at 213-4542 or The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., 277-8288.


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