Workshop helps caregivers know where to turn for help

New regulations in Utah now allow patients entering a hospital to designate a family caregiver that will be the official contact person. (wirelog/morguefile)

“Knowing Where to Turn” is the theme for a caregiver workshop being held Friday at the Cache County Senior Center. The workshop runs from 5-7:45 p.m. and there are two educational sessions. Amy Anderson, director of outreach at Sunshine Terrace, says the event is sponsored by a special group of organizations that specialize in providing care.

“The Cache (County) Caregiver Coalition is kind of a loose affiliation of a lot of different organizations that provide care to primarily senior population here in Logan and the surrounding communities,” Anderson explains. “The Bear River Associated Government’s Area Agency on Aging helps to spear head this for us.

“As a group we get together every month. Part of our mission is to provide two educational sessions each year targeting caregivers.”

The workshop and coalition was discussed on KVNU’s For the People and on a recent episode of Senior Moments.

Dinner will be provided at the workshop at no cost to the community.

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