Understanding Family Caregiver Fatigue

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Understanding Family Caregiver Fatigue

A motor-vehicle collision often causes tragic injuries to an innocent victim. However, the family members who must rally around the victim and provide care are often forgotten in the equation.

Many individuals who find themselves in the caregiver situation of a loved one, have never received any training in how to care for someone who’s disabled or very ill. Instead, these loving family members are forced to learn what they can on the go, acquire any knowledge they can from family or friends, and sometimes pick up some tidbits of advice from medical professionals – if they’re not too busy to help.

As a result, the risk of burnout and compassion fatigue is never far away.

Family Caregiver Fatigue Seminar

Handel Law Firm would like readers to be aware of a very important seminar on wellness for caregivers which will be held in Calgary and Edmonton, March 6th in Calgary at the Hotel Arts, 119 12th Ave. S.W. at 5:00 p.m. and in Edmonton on March 7th at the Westin Hotel, 10135 100th St., 5:00 p.m. cocktails, 5:30 keynote speaker.

Tickets are $50 plus GST.

This session by Francoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC. a compassion fatigue specialist will be speaking on walking caregivers and their loved ones through key strategies that can help and sustain themselves and stay healthy while juggling the demands of caregiving. It is hoped that Francoise Mathieu will be able to provide caregivers with tools to immediately implement in their home which will provide lasting positive changes, both for the caregiver and for the victims suffering from disability or illness.

Handel Law Firm is Alberta’s serious personal injury and fatal accident law firm serving the cities and areas of Red Deer, Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie.

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About the Author:

Mr. Brent Handel, J.D., Q.C. is the head of the Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Group at Handel Law Firm in Red Deer, Alberta.

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