‘Nuts and Bolts of Caregiving’ May 14

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Being a caregiver, whether professionally or for friends or family members, is an important job. Learning the basics, to make it easier for you, and for those you help, relieves stress and the worry of potential injuries. Proper caregiver training is more important than ever, as an increasing number of older Americans are remaining in their homes as they age.

Pine Tree Hospice is hosting two sessions for learning hands-on techniques for successful care-giving. Learn lifting techniques, how to use a gait belt, changing an occupied bed and safe transfers among other skills, and you will be better able to provide a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

Two sessions of “Nuts and Bolts of Caregiving “will be given on Tuesday, May 14 in the old Mayo Hospital building in Dover-Foxcroft. The sessions are taught by the EMCC student nurses Ashley Vincent and Jennifer Cary, and Beth Weatherbee, R.N., B.S.N, M.Ed through the Mayo Regional Hospital Cohort. The sessions are limited to 10 people each and will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. The sessions will fill fast, so sign up soon by calling Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346.

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