Family caregivers are often pulled in many directions, trying to care for aging or disabled family members while at the same time caring for their other family members and their own personal responsibilities. This leaves little time or energy to care for themselves.
Professional caregivers also find themselves stretched thin, handling multiple simultaneous demands. They are often caring for many clients at once, dealing with challenging personalities and family dynamics, and managing the responsibilities of protocol and paperwork.
The Loving Hands Group recognizes how stressful it can be to care for loved ones and clients in need. We teach caregivers how to reduce stress and take care of themselves, so that they are better equipped to help those in their care.
Caregiver Support Programs
The following programs can be provided at the location of your choosing, for individual caregivers or groups of caregivers. Each program is one hour, and can be scheduled as a one-time event, or ongoing program.
Stress Relief for Family Caregivers – Caregiving is a noble and selfless action that provides deep meaningful benefit to the recipient. However family caregivers often find themselves stretched very thin, and unable to handle their responsibilities. This can bring up feeling of exhaustion, frustration, anger and guilt. Participants will learn techniques to help them stay healthy, peaceful and balanced amid their responsibilities. We will discuss how to alleviate stress through various holistic health care modalities, breathing techniques, practicing gratitude, positive thinking, and empowering speech. We will learn ways to deal with challenging situations and people, and the important role of healthy eating and proper personal care. We will practice a short meditation technique at the end of the program.
Stress Relief for Professional Caregivers – Professional caregivers are faced with special challenges that are not normally present in other professions. Caregivers are required to adapt to a range of personalities and behaviors, and undergo the pressure of being responsible for their clients’ welfare and safety. Their jobs can be physically and mentally demanding, with added emotional hardships when a client declines or passes away. Participants will learn techniques to help them stay healthy, peaceful and balanced amid their responsibilities. We will discuss how to alleviate stress through various holistic health care modalities, breathing techniques, practicing gratitude, positive thinking, and empowering speech. We will learn ways to deal with challenging situations and people, and the important role of healthy eating and proper personal care. We will practice a short meditation technique at the end of the presentation.
Professional Caregiver Appreciation Events – Let us help you organize a pampering event for your employees that can include yoga, Tai Chi and meditation classes, as well as massages and Reiki treatments. We also include a shorter version of our “Stress Relief for Caregivers” program. Events are usually about 2 hours long. Contact us for programming and pricing.
Feng Shui for a Healthy Office – Learn guidelines for creating healthy energy, balance and harmony in your office, care community and home using this ancient Chinese technique. Participants will learn how the placement of furniture and accessories can enhance the energy in each room, which has a positive effect on both the space and its’ inhabitants. We will learn how color, shape, and material have an effect on positive energy. And we will also discuss the difference between “yin” and “yang” features, and how to balance them to create a pleasing harmony.
Home Analysis – Our Architect analyzes the layout of your client’s or loved one’s home and provides suggestions to help them live there more more easily, safely and independently. This can help reduce some burdens on the caregiver. The analysis includes things like making the bathtub easier to get into, installing door hardware that is easier to grasp, and special accommodations for those who are using a walker or wheelchair. We can also design ramps and stairs for pets who are having difficulty climbing and jumping. We will suggest options that help their current condition, as well as things they can implement in the future, should their needs progress. Contact us for pricing for this service.