Caregiver TalkingPoints Workshops

Staff Development will continue to partner with Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services to offer ten new monthly Caregiver TalkingPoints workshops for SLCC employees who are caring for aging adults. These workshops help employees develop the skills needed to manage their caregiving responsibilities for a better work-life balance. Each workshop is an opportunity for a “discussion ,” not a “listen in lecture” workshop. We encourage employees to come prepared to ask questions and share their challenges and accomplishments.

The Caregiver TalkingPoints series qualifies as a Level 4 Employee Wellness Program.

  • You must register for each workshop. View Registration Tutorial
    • Register in the MySLCC Employee Training Portal. Search under “Staff Development.”
  • Prior to each workshop, employees will receive a link to join the meeting.
  • For more information regarding these workshops, please contact Deanne Arvizu at deanne.arvizu@slcc.edu.

Learning Objectives

Each year new tools and Apps are available to support and assist in care management. This Talking Point shares various ways technology can assist a caregiver and others to minimize stress, get organized, perform rapid communications, and complete tasks.

Learning Objectives

Caregivers are faced with a wide variety of complicated issues, such as wills & trusts, guardianships, fraud attempts, exploitation, abuse, and more.  It is helpful and often important to find official legal sites and advocates to assist in the decision-making process. Learn about utcourts.gov and other resources that assist in navigating complex legal issues.

Learning Objectives

Caregivers are faced with a wide variety of complicated issues, such as wills & trusts, guardianships, fraud attempts, exploitation, abuse, and more.  It is helpful and often important to find official legal sites and advocates to assist in the decision-making process. Learn about utcourts.gov and other resources that assist in navigating complex legal issues.

Learning Objectives

Those we care for may need to stay in a facility due to health or safety concerns. The stay may be short-term for physical therapy or long-term due to safety and care requirements that are not available within the home. What should you know before choosing a facility? Learn about the questions, services, cultural considerations, and other challenges that need to be considered when choosing a facility.

Learning Objectives

The key to working with a facility, and knowing what to expect of them, is dependent upon the resident’s rights and wishes, as well as the contract and agreement signed. Learn how to negotiate for more effective treatment and who to contact when things are not going well. What exactly is reasonable expectations? Come find out.

Learning Objectives

Government programs, non-profit organizations, and other grant-based programs aid low-income aging and vulnerable adults. The programs they offer are dependent on a person’s income, assets, and need for services. What documentation is needed? What is the eligibility? Learn this and more.

Learning Objectives

Caregiving can become costly due to needed adaptation and other concerns. Some resources, though hard to spot, are in plain sight—it just takes a little imagination to find uses for everyday items. This workshop focuses on “what” a caregiver needs done instead of “how” a task or chore is traditionally completed. Get creative, save money, and make it all work.

Learning Objectives

Mortality is one topic most people hesitate to discuss; yet it is the one topic all living beings share. Not all end-of-life moments can be planned, as some lives end quickly and without warning; however, if a person wants their end-of-life wishes met, a trusted friend or family member needs to know, understand, and have a written copy of your wishes. Start the discussion early, get organized, and have fun, yes fun, with the process.

Learning Objectives

End-of-life is not an aging issue—it is a human issue. It is important to create an end-of-life plan for the caregiver and those receiving care. Knowing what needs to be done immediately after the death of an individual can provide those who remain with a sense of control—and a task list, so essentials can be achieved while coping with loss.

Learning Objectives

The one constant in caregiving is change. Some change is good. It increases our feelings of happiness and our overall health. Other change causes pain and leads to grief. Grief is natural and normal. It tells us that the person who suffers from it is capable of love and connection. Grief is also one of the languages the body uses to tell us when help is needed to manage the challenges of life. Learn about grief cycles, coping, and more.