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Webinar on Caregiver Mindfulness

Posted by Brian Shevel on 22 July 2014

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), July 22, 2014 - Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is announcing that it is hosting a public webinar on Thursday, July 24 about the topic of caregiver mindfulness.

Being a caregiver can be an emotional position that can be difficult to fully endure if one isn't prepared or aware of how to disconnect when needed. That's why Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region is leading this national webinar, in hopes that all caregivers who participate will have a better understanding of how to handle themselves so they can provide the best elder care service possible.

"Caregivers give so much when they are caring for a senior or loved one," says Lester Fix, executive vice president of Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region. "What we hope to accomplish with this webinar is to identify the causes of caregiver stress and make them more aware of these causes so they can better equip themselves mentally. Caregivers who aren't properly equipped can experience burnout and we want to prevent that as much as possible."

The webinar will feature award-winning author and licensed clinical social worker Nancy Kriseman. The discussion will be focused around concepts in Nancy's latest book, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey. Among other topics, the problem of how a caregiver can deal with the change in their loved ones will be a main point of focus.

"Being mindful is not always an easy thing to accomplish in the field of elder care, and people are increasingly disconnected from themselves and from each other in this age of technology," Fix concludes. "Caregivers need to be able to operate within the boundaries of compassion and acceptance and it's a difficult line to walk."

The webinar will begin at 2:00 p.m. EST, with the final 15 minutes being left for a question and answer period. Space is limited, so those interested in the discussion need to sign up as soon as possible at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/498048486.

Serving the Greater Toronto Area, Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region provides older adults with high-quality and consistent care, helping them live happier, healthier lives in the comfort of their home. In an effort to fully address its mobile and homebound clients' lifestyle needs, Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region provides both hourly home care and live-in home care. On top of that, Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region is so certain its customers will be 100% satisfied with its services that it doesn't require a long-term contract. To learn more about Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region, contact us today or call Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region at 905-597-5825.
Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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