LOGAN — The Cache Caregiver Coalition has put together some great events and they have another one happening next Friday, October 25th. Those caring for a loved one are invited to the Cache County Senior Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to a workshop on Caregiver Burnout Prevention.
On KVNU’s For the People program on Thursday, Jason Bohman said caregiving can be an isolating, lonely experience and friends and family often don’t know what to do, exactly, to support someone in that role.
“When we’re talking about caregiver burnout prevention for our workshop, we’re wanting to give people tools that they can work with, a couple take-away things that they can get. There (are) going to be a lot of different things offered there at the workshop, but some concrete things they can take, and pick and choose what works best for them to help them meet their caregiving situation for the loved one they’re caring for,” Bohman said.
He said those who provide care as a job, for a living, can go home at the end of the day and can get a good night’s sleep in their bed. But for those taking care of a family member, the situation is very different.
“When you’re caring for a loved one, it’s a 24/7 thought that you’re carrying around with you no matter where you’re at. There’s always the concerns that you have and so we really do want to give you some productive tools that you can take away with you.”
Bohman said what’s nice about this event is you can bring your loved one you’re taking care of with you. Dinner will be provided for no charge but you need to RSVP by calling Deborah Crowther with the Bear River Area Agency on Aging at (435) 713-1462.
AUDIO: Jason Bohman talks with KVNU’s For the People host Jason Williams