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Caregiver Webinar Series: Transitioning to Long Term Care OCT 28

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FAMILY CAREGIVER EXPERIENCE SERIES

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A Four Part Series For Caregivers

Navigating the Rough Waters of Care Transitions

Session # 3: Transitioning to Long Term Care – Managing and Thriving as a Family

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Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00PM

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For Caregivers: Navigating the Rough Waters of Care Transitions A Four Part Series

There are so many transitions in a loved one’s patient care trajectory and those transitions have a huge and lasting impact on family caregivers too. As caregivers, it often seems like just as we master one set of circumstances, a new symptom or hospital admission throws even the most careful planner into uncharted waters and a sense of chaos. This four part series will examine four major transitions in the caregiving journey: Becoming a caregiver, moving between hospital and home, moving into long term care and navigating life after caregiving. A major focus of this series will be on how caregivers can maintain and nurture their own physical and mental health throughout these rough waters of transition.

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Session #3: Transitioning to Long Term Care – Managing and Thriving as a Family

The transition (move) from independent living to assisted living or a long-stay unit (nursing home) can be confusing, difficult to manage and often fraught with an overwhelming sense of fear and loss. This session will examine the move to supported living environments and the roles caregivers play within them. Keeping the family intact and locating new responsibilities as an essential partner in care will be the focus of this session.

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Donna Thomson

Donna Thomson is the co-author of “The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver” and the author of “The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving.” Donna is a patient and family advisor on health research and policy and she teaches family caregivers in Canada how to advocate for care in hospitals and in the community at McMaster University and at Huddol.com. She blogs regularly at THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM (www.donnathomson.com).

Dr. Zachary White

Zachary White, Ph.D., is the co-author of “The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver.” He is an award-winning university professor who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses addressing topics such as provider-patient communication, caregiver communication, health and illness narratives, digital health literacy, social support and disclosure, and sense-making amidst life transitions. As the founder of the caregiver blog and resource “The Unprepared Caregiver” (www.unpreparedcaregiver.com), his original writing voice mixes first-hand experiences, communication expertise, and cultural analysis featuring a care-centred point of view.

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THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF CARING: THE TRANSFORMATION FROM LOVED ONE TO CAREGIVER

Two seasoned caregivers, Donna Thomson and Dr. Zachary White offer an unprecedented intimate portrait of caregiver reality that is urgently needed today. Thomson is a long-time caregiver both for her son with severe cerebral palsy and for her elderly mother. In addition to having been a primary caregiver for his terminally ill mother, White is also an academic who studies caregiving.  

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This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between March of Dimes Canada, and the Trillium Foundation.

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