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Caregiver Training Series

This series of seven classes for family and entry-level professional caregivers is designed to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in providing hands-on care to seniors and people with disabilities. Each class will include instruction, discussion and practical application of essential caregiving skills. Students can choose to take classes individually or part of the series.  Those who complete the entire series will receive a Certificate of Completion.

The classes are taught by local professionals who have been involved in a collaborative effort to provide high quality hands-on educational opportunities for caregivers of all levels.

The Caregiver Training Series is a wonderful investment for families and individuals who expect to be caregiving in the future or who have already begun caregiving for a friend or loved one.  

If you have any questions, please email santacruzcaregiver@gmail.com or leave a message at 831-708-8576.

To Register for the Entire Series:
5 Saturdays., March 15 - May 10
(see below for specific workshop dates)
Register by Feb. 10: $250
Register after Feb. 10: $275

Click here for > Caregiver Training Series Student Information

 

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Essentials of Caregiving
What is a Caregiver? Learn about the principles of caregiving, how and why people become caregivers, the caregiving needs for common diseases related to the aging process, the continuum of care, and strategies for reducing caregiver stress.

Sat., March 15
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room HW2214
Register by Feb. 10: $25
Register after Feb. 10: $30

 

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Community Resources and You
Get the help you need! This class introduces you to many local resources available for caregivers and seniors. We will provide resources for learning how to navigate the human service system to get the support you might need.

Sat., March 15
1 - 4 pm
Room HW2214
Register by Feb. 10: $25
Register after Feb. 10: $30

 

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Managing Hygiene and the Activities of Daily Living
This class will take place in the state-of-the-art hands-on Cabrillo Nursing Skills Lab where we will practice useful skills using realistic scenarios. Learn basic standard precautions, how to safely perform personal care, and bathing techniques.

Sat., March 29
9:30 am - 4 pm
Room HW2225
Register by Feb. 10: $50
Register after Feb. 10: $55

 

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Keeping it Safe: Transfers and the Body Mechanics of Caregiving
This class will take place in the state-of-the-art hands on Cabrillo Nursing Skills Lab where realistic scenarios can be practiced. This class will explain basic body mechanics and give students the opportunity to learn and practice different transfer techniques.

Sat., April 12
9:30 am - 4 pm
Room HW2225

Register by Feb. 10: $50
Register after Feb. 10: $55


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Finding the Answers: The Challenges of Dementia Care
Learn about the concepts of dementia and Alzheimer's; develop strategies for identifying behaviors and managing changing needs and how to access community resources for dementia care.

Sat., April 26
9:30 am - 4pm
Room HW2214
Register by Feb. 10: $50
Register after Feb. 10: $55

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Advanced Care Planning and End-of-Life Needs
Learn about Advance Health Care Directives, the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of those near the end of life; common symptoms, and comfort measures caregivers can provide.

Sat., May 10
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room HW2214
Register by Feb. 10: $25
Register after Feb. 10: $30


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How to Make Caregiving a Successful Career
This class will engage students in learning about expected professional behaviors when caregiving, ethical and legal considerations, professional development and career advancement.

Sat., May 10
1 - 4 pm
Room HW2214
Register by Feb. 10: $25
Register after Feb. 10: $30

 

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Chi Aura Integration - Level I

 

Chi-Aura Integration is a complementary alternative healing method using the vital life force. Chi-Aura is a set of skills used to read the health of the body and facilitate healing and balance. This method can be used by individuals for self-healing or by the practitioner in relationship with their patients. By learning how to relax into a state of mind that is able to "read" the energy field of the body and to work hands-on with the out -of-balance conditions which lead to illness, the nurse to patient relationship can be greatly enhanced by incorporating these skills.

This 2-day workshop will teach techniques that will elicit the relaxation response and help develop the "Awakened Mind State". You will learn to perform the specific Chi-Aura Integration hand positions learning specific acupoints, energy centers and parts of the body to release muscle tension and induce the relaxation response to promote healing. Chi-Aura Integration is relevant to nursing because it develops the nurse's ability to improve their effectiveness in treating clients.

This course is approved for 18 CEU's for Nurses, 14 CEU's for massage therapists, and 15 CEH's for acupuncturists. A free downloadable manual is available to registered students before class.

Sat. & Sun., May 3 & 4
9 am - 5:30 pm
Room 406

Register by Feb. 10: $145
Register after Feb. 10: $158
includes manual

Click here for Chi Aura Intergration Student Information

 

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Timothy Dunphy has taught Chi-Aura Integration for over 22 years in the US and Europe, enhancing participant's personal growth and their therapeutic relationship to others.
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Estate & End of Life Planning for Families Series

In this series of classes, family members will get help with navigating the fiduciary, legal, health care and communication challenges that families face. What is a trustee and why do you need one? Are you choosing a trustee? Will you be a trustee? Want the best for your family? Not sure where to start?

Join us to learn how to avoid common pitfalls and set the stage for success. Prepare yourself with a basic understanding of how communication, the law, finance, healthcare and other services can support your family needs.

Learn how to create the dream team for Mom and Dad’s care and then continue as a healthy family group through estate distribution. (This doesn’t happen by accident)

REGISTER FOR ALL 6 CLASSES below, or take individually.

4 Sat., August 2 - 23
See times for each class listed below
Room: Horticulture 5001

Fee: $295

 

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Trustee Success Factors: Risk, Reward and Realities: Ask the Experts

The experts will share their perspectives on risk, reward and the realities of getting prepared for generational transition in each of their areas followed by audience Q and A.

Panel Members include:

  • Karen Calcagno, CPCC, PCC, ORSCC founder and CEO of Advantage Family Business Center
  • Kathleen Brewington – Estate Attorney
  • Tracy Cole – Trustee and Senior Care Consultant
  • Kristina Kuprina - President of Sequoia Wealth Advisors

Sat., August 2
10 am - 12 Noon
Room: Horticulture 5001
Fee: $35


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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know... Estate Legalese in Layman’s Language

Our Family Meeting Facilitator sets the scene of "A Tale of Two Families" and their challenges in the journey of health care, dying and estate settlement. What do we need to know and why? We'll have a Estate Attorney will cover Trusts, Trusteeship, Executor, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Conservatorship and Probate.

Sat., August 9
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001
Fee: $65


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Led by Karen Calcagno - Family Meeting Facilitator & Kathleen Brewington – Estate Attorney

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Health Care Choices

Trustees are often responsible for health care choices for their elders. There is a steep learning curve in getting acquainted with the benefits and costs of each of many kinds of care. The secret for success is in finding the right solution for your particular situation. Tracy will share her broad expertise with class interaction. How do you get the whole family to agree to the chosen health care solution? We will also focus on tips for getting family members to pull together as a team.

Sat., August 9
1 - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001
Fee: $65


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Led by Karen Calcagno - Family Meeting Facilitator & Tracy Cole – Geriatric Care Advisor

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Financial Planning for Elder Care and End of Life Costs

Am I responsible to pay for my parents’ medical and health care bills if they can’t afford them?

Studies show that most people don’t think ahead to end of life care and costs. Those unfunded costs can have a disastrous outcome for families, and— financial planning isn’t all about money. A Financial Planner will lay out a sample plan for two fictional families, illustrating key tools for preparing for the future. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of specialists in Long Term Care Insurance and Reverse Mortgages. An Elder Law and Estate Attorney will discuss conservatorship and Medicaid funding for nursing home care. Our Family Meeting Facilitator will share tips on having family meetings to make these important decisions.

Sat., August 16
9:30 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001
Fee: $90


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Led by Karen Calcagno - Family Meeting Facilitator, Cheryl Rebottaro, Financial Planner & Lucille des Jardins – Elder Law Attorney

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Creating Your Legacy, Honoring Theirs

“Who knows where your critical information is located?”, “How can I help my elders share their legacy of stories, values and wisdom before they are gone?”, “How do I want to be remembered, and am I creating the story I want to have told of me after I am gone?”. We'll help you think through how to begin the conversations to answer these questions.

Sat., August 23
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001
Fee: $65


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Led by Karen Calcagno - Family Meeting Facilitator & Holly Blue – Last Respects Consulting

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Peaceful Estate Settlement

For a variety of reasons, families often experience splintered relationships when parents have passed away and their assets (no matter how small) are distributed (or not). Family member/ trustees often do not have the relationship skills to navigate the murky waters of grief, sibling jealousy, or unfair outcomes presented in their parent’s wills.

A Professional Fiduciary will address requirements for settling an estate. We will provide insight into benefits and costs of having an outside trustee handle management and closure of the estate. We will also discuss special needs trusts for a disabled child and answer the question:”What is a trust protector?”

Sat., August 23
1 - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001
Fee: $65


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Led by Karen Calcagno - Family Meeting Facilitator & a Professional Fudiciary, TBD.

 

 

 

 

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