Family Caregiver Symposium October 19, Nanaimo B.C.

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Are you in your 40’s – 60’s and responsible for your parents’ wellbeing and future? THEN YOU ARE A FAMILY CAREGIVER! We are proud & blessed to present the first annual Canadian Family Caregiver Symposium in Nanaimo B.C., on beautiful Vancouver Island. The symposium takes place on October 19, 2019, from 9 – 5.30 pm. Attend the symposium if you: Are overwhelmed with caregiving Desperately want help but don’t know where to turn to Face tough decisions and wonder how to carry on Mourn the relationship that you once had  Feel you lost control over your own life Have no … Read More

Workshop Jan16-2019: Wheeling through the caregiving journey

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Are you caring for a parent or elderly relative? During caregiving, it’s difficult to find the moments to reflect on what you need and what you want. In this interactive session, Saskia Jennings will share the recently-released “Caregiving Wheels”, tools which help you pinpoint where you are and where you want to be. With these wheels, you’ll discover what you want to add into your life: where you are in your life right now which priorities top your list what support do you need and want, right now… Saskia will also teach “From Impatient to I’m Patient in five seconds flat”, a … Read More

How can I help you as a Certified Caregiving Consultant?

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The Caregiving Years: Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey Throughout your caregiving journey, which can last from six months to more than 10 years, the role of family caregivers evolves–and so should the services and the support you receive.  The Caregiving Years describes the path that family caregivers take—from Expectant Caregiver, to Freshman Caregiver, to Entrenched Caregiver, to Pragmatic Caregiver to Transitioning Caregiver to Godspeed Caregiver. Most important, the stages—and their related Stumbles and Steadies—provide a map for family caregivers (and their travel companions, health care professionals) to navigate successfully through the caregiving journey. As a Certified Caregiving Consultant & Educator … Read More

Find the soft edges on a rocky road

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Oh my gosh! There are those days as a caregiver that just make you feel you are on a rocky road. Doctor’s appointment got cancelled… The medication was not ready at the pharmacy… The cleaning lady did not show up at your mom’s house… And you went to work feeling sick… As a caregiver you want help to get off that rocky road and feel better. The keyword is “Allow”. Rather than staying stuck in the ‘what ifs” or the drama and challenge of the present moment, allow yourself to find the soft edge that helps ease your day. This … Read More

How to find more joy while caring on ‘auto-pilot’.

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Dearest caregiver,Day in, day out: routine, routine, routine…Are you caring for you mom or dad or elderly relative on ‘auto-pilot’? Maybe some peopledon’t understand your attitude? Learning more about Stage IV: The Pragmatic Caregiver will give you a much better understandingof your caregiving situation and your journey. And don’t forget… you may not feel this way but you are amazing! Who are you?You’ve been through it all: hospital admission and discharges; short-term rehab stays in nursing homes; a vast array of community services. You’ve just been through the health care systemlong enough to know that you know your caree’s needs best. Some family members … Read More

Ready for a caregiver cruise, take your loved one AND get the respite and fun that you need?

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Ready to Enjoy Life with your loved one? The perfect Caregiver Retreat Cruise is Life-Transforming according to cruise-guests who took the trip. The cruise offers an amazing program specifically geared toward the caregiver and their family member. It includes RN support 24/7, daily respite sessions, group dinner seating, interactive conference, caregiver wellness sessions, Zumba and the opportunity to reconnect with your loved one. FUN is the keyword. I am thrilled to be available on this cruise as your Certified Caregiving Consultant and Caregiver Wellness Coach. Join us July 6 – 13, 2019 as we sail to Alaska on Holland America. … Read More

What if you are caring 24/7?

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Dearest caregiver, when you care 24/7, your own life has pretty much come to a standstill and is now filled with twists and turns and so many questions around caregiving. Are you: totally exhausted and way too overwhelmed? having sleepless nights? confused and lost with all the to-do’s? tired of getting advice from everyone? missing time for yourself and fun with your friends? mourning the loss of your caree’s abilities and functions and often long for the days before caregiving? You are in Stage 3 of your Caregiving Years: the Entrenched Caregiver. This stage may be the most difficult for both of you. … Read More

Caring for your parents? How to keep your Sanity!

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Attending to the important needs of your ‘caree’ can be both rewarding AND exhausting.As a caregiver, you sacrifice your own well-being for that of your loved ones. Plus, it’s difficult to find the moments to reflect on what YOU need and want. So how do you keep your sanity? Come to the Women’s Expo FEB 9 in Nanaimo for a day of fun!Join me at 3.15 pm for a FREE interactive one-hour workshop where you discover the purpose of your caregiving journey and walk away with an awesome tool that you can use every day to have a sound mind … Read More

Blog: The Top 3 Goals for Caregivers To Live By in 2019

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Time is flying, another year of caregiving has gone by and here we are in 2019! Happy New Year! Do you have any New Year’s resolutions or is your mind spinning with all the ‘must do’s”, ‘can’t have” and “there’s never time for _______ (fill in the blank) anyways”? Of course, you love your mom and dad and of course, you take care of them… but what about you? Who cares for you? I get it, when you care for your parent your life may be turned upside down. You deal with challenges and situations you never believe would happen … Read More