The Caregiver Education Workshop is a half-day workshops will be held at the Hamilton General Hospital. The Caregiver Workshop is completely free but online registration is required. Registration is necessary as workshops fill up quickly.
When someone suffers a brain injury the whole family is affected. If you have a partner, spouse, child, relative or close friend with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) it is important to recognize that this situation can be highly stressful to you and it is important to seek support. This three hour workshop will allow you to engage in meaningful conversations with other caregivers of brain injury survivors as you explore the following topics:
Understand How ABI Has Changed My Loved One
Discover Ways to Manage the Emotional, Cognitive and Physical Changes of ABI
Understand How ABI Has Changed My Family and How to Manage These Changes
Understand How ABI Has Changed Me
Discover Ways to Support Myself through the Emotional, Social and Physical Challenges of Caregiving
With the implementation of “Support, Hope & Resiliency: An Education and Training Program for Caregivers of Acquired Brain Injury Survivors”, we look forward to knowing that Caregiver participants: will be better equipped to handle the complex and challenging reality of ABI, will be connected with their local Brain Injury Association and will experience fewer symptoms of Caregiver strain. In addition, with the result of increased quality of care received by ABI survivors, it is hoped that the desired outcome of a decrease (or delay) in admissions to hospital and long-term care homes, is achieved.