WHAT IS A CAREGIVER?
A caregiver is someone who is an unpaid relative or friend of an individual who cannot completely care for themselves. This individual may need assistance with activities of daily living due to physical, psychological, or mental disability.
Many caregivers experience:
Although caregiving can be very stressful, with the right support system it can be very rewarding. At Serenity House Hospice we offer a variety of support servies to caregivers of people with a life-threatening illnesses.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Our programs are offered to you for support, and non judgemental listening. Confidentiality is ensured.
Pamper Day for the Caregivers:
This is a special day to pamper the caregivers. You receive relaxation therapies, an educational speaker, a delicious lunch and a craft to take home. Come and let us take care of you!
Reiki (Complementary Therapy):
A gentle hands on technique using natural energy to create deep relaxation and piece of mind and to balance and heal the body, spirit and mind.
Reflexology (Complementary Therapy):
This relaxing technique treats the whole body by working on reflex zones on the feet and/or hands.
One to One Peer Support:
This is an opportunity to share concerns and triumphs with a trained supporter, no matter the circumstance.
Art for the Heart: or Art for the Young Heart:
The creative process of art is used to improve the and enhance the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being for all ages.
Classes give you a relaxed experience using awareness and breathing exercises combined with practicing precise postures in a chair.
Learn to find your inner peace for relief of stress and added relaxation with this guided mediation session.
Share The CareTM Station for Elgin County, with a consultant on staff for your convenience. For more information visit: www.caregiverexchange.ca
For more information on the programs and to register, contact
Serenity House Hospice Resource Centre,