Abington Journal

Lackawanna College to host Community Caregiver Day

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna College Allied Health Division will host Community Caregiver Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Occupational Therapy lab, located on the ground floor of Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 13. To do so, call Maggie Prudente, Lackawanna College program coordinator, Nurse Aide Training Program, at 570-961-7897.

Family and informal caregivers play a multi-faceted role, requiring a range of support services to maintain a healthy lifestyle, improve their caregiving skills and remain effective in their caregiving role. This event will provide caregivers with valuable information and demonstrations on administering safe care to family members, answer questions, and help create a balance between competing caregiving demands and daily life.

Light refreshments will be served.

Topics and presentations include Home Safety, Transfers and Proper Use of Assistive Equipment; Self-Care for the Caregiver; Cardiovascular Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Diabetes; Wound Care, Signs to Report and Prevention; Tips for Bathing, Dressing, Meals and Observations to Report; and The Importance of Calling 911.