Archive for June, 2011

Help for caregivers

Northfield Home Care, a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics, is offering a practical class for caregivers Tuesday, July 12, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Northfield Senior Center, 1561 Jefferson Parkway.

Sue Josephson, RN, and Charlotte Feely, RN, both home care nurses, will draw on some 30 years of experience to teach others how to provide hands-on care. The class will cover caregiver body mechanics, helping with transfers and walking, turning and positioning, medication management, fall prevention and home safety and much more. They will also talk about resources in the community that can lighten the load of a caregiver.

“We know many people are thrust into a caregiver’s role without a lot of training,” said Josephson. “This one-time class will to teach people how to provide safe, practical care for their loved ones.”

The class is free of charge, but people are encouraged to register by calling 507-646-1457.

For more information, contact Sue Josephson at that same number.

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