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Monday February 12, 2018

Bermuda Run, NC – Three local non-profit agencies are partnering with a local hospital to bring support and education for caregivers in Davie and surrounding counties. Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council–Area Agency on Aging are joining forces with Wake Forest Baptist Health–Davie Medical Center to offer monthly classes on topics designed to help caregivers find resources and learn techniques to improve their caregiving skills and take better care of themselves and their loved one.

Launching February 28, 2018, Caregiver Academy will meet once a month in the fourth-floor classroom of the Plaza 1 Building at Davie Medical Center in Bermuda Run. Facilitators from several agencies will coach participants on a variety of topics geared to address the most common issues that caregivers face:

  • February: Community Resources A to Z
  • March: The Sandwich Generation
  • April: Advance Care Planning
  • May: NineWise: Your Personality and Caregiving
  • June: Age-Proofing Your Home
  • July: How to Be Your Own Health Care Advocate
  • August: Medicare, Medicaid, and Caregiving
  • September: Caregiving with Unusual Behaviors
  • October: The Holidays are Here!
  • November: Hospice and Palliative Care
  • December: Elder Law

"Davie Medical Center is dedicated to a comprehensive approach to care that encompasses the whole person, providing educational and emotional support for caregivers in the same way our physicians provide expert care for the body," stated Chad Brown, President of Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center. "There are many organizations that know a lot about caregiving, and these three organizations are at the top of the list. We are pleased to bring together the combined experience and knowledge of the top hospices in the area, as well as the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, in collaboration with the psychosocial services we already offer, so that our caregivers can receive help when they need it most."

For more information about Caregiver Academy, or to register, please visit wakehealth.edu/BestHealth, call 336-713-2378 or email bhealth@wakehealth.edu.

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter (hospicecarecenter.org | 336.768.3972) and Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (mtnvalleyhospice.org | 1.888.789.2922) are 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations providing a full range of services for patients and families facing the end of life.


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