FRVPLD has partnered with local senior advocate Jeanette Palmer to develop an educational series for family caregivers. Jeannette will share her expertise on providing in-home care for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to maintain their independence. Whether you are anticipating the future need of a loved one or are currently providing care now, this series will provide step-by-step guidance. Throughout the caregiving journey, the role of family caregiver evolves and so should the services and support they receive. These sessions will provide a map for family caregivers to navigate successfully through the caregiving journey. You are invited to attend one, all, or any combination of sessions. All will be held at the Dundee Library.
Part 1: The Expectant Caregiver
Thurs., March 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
You have a family member or friend who you feel may need your help in the near future. Now is the time to ask questions and make plans. This workshop will help you ask the right questions and give you resources to help find the answers.
Part 2: The Freshman Caregiver
Thurs., April 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
You are just starting on your caregiving journey. This workshop will help you to find the services, system and supports that you will need to carry you through.
Part 3: The Entrenched Caregiver
Thurs., May 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
You are now living out the plans and systems you set up in Parts 1 and 2. This is your new normal and you are living it well. This workshop will help you receive the strength and support to keep going.
Part 4: The Pragmatic Caregiver
Thurs., June 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
You are still caring for your loved one. Maybe it has been a long time. This workshop will give you the tools to keep pressing on and avoid burnout. You will learn to welcome these precious moments.
Part 5: The Transitioning Caregiver
Thurs., July 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Your role as a caregiver is about to change. You will now be walking through the final months and weeks with your caree. This workshop will help you through the season of grief and loss.
Part 6: The Godspeed Caregiver
Thurs., Aug. 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
It has been two years or more since your time of active caregiving has ended. This workshop will help you treasure your life and chart a course for what’s next.
Family Caregiver program will be presented by Jeanette Palmer of Right At Home
Veteran Benefit Specialist and Senior Advocate Jeanette Palmer brings her personal passion and commitment to providing dependable, professional in-home care and assistance to her neighbors in Cook, Kane and McHenry Counties through Right at Home.
Through her personal experience caring for her own mother, Jeanette Palmer understands the need for in-home care and the preference of the majority of people to remain living independently at home.
After her mother’s passing, she felt a strong desire to share her expertise to help others in her community. After months of investigating the possibility of providing in home care and assistance on a full time basis, she became a veteran benefit specialist and senior advocate with Right At Home. The mission of Right at Home Northwest is to provide the care and support that will help seniors and disabled adults live in their own home for as long as possible.
Please register for each program. Click on the program title to register online. You can also register by phone at (847) 428-3661, or in person at the library. Programs are free. For questions about the series, contact Cari Poweziak at firstname.lastname@example.org or (224) 699- 9204.