Family Caregiver Wellness

Are you caring for a loved one? Learn the skills to be confident and empowered as a family caregiver. NorQuest College has the knowledge and expertise to provide workshops to help family caregivers transition into their new normal of caring for their loved ones. We can equip you with the knowledge to look after your loved one while they are living at home. With our online videos, tutorials, and hands on innovative workshops, you can learn at home or at the college, depending on your learning needs.

 

View Courses Below
 

The Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops:

  • Will allow you to learn at home or at the college- A suite of in person, hands on innovative workshops, online videos and modules developed for family caregivers.
  • Will allow you to learn about technologies and tools that can assist you- we will showcase current and relevant technologies to seniors care.
  • Are not meant to displace homecare services nor to overburden the caregiver.

Videos and Workshops

All workshops address the following:

  • Ability ranges- modifications that range from caring for an independent senior to the high needs senior.

  • Observation of health status- while providing personal care, learn to assess the health of your loved one to ensure you are step ahead of any age related changes that may need consultation with a health care provider.

  • Tips on how to effectively communicate with loved ones and health care providers to ensure dignity of loved ones is maintained.
  • Pairing of complimentary tools that will assist you in activities of daily living, resulting in decreased stress and pressure for you and your loved one.
  • Application of appropriate decision making and steps of care in a simulated scenario related to the workshop topic.
 

Individual courses in Family Caregiver Wellness

Assisting with Mobility-Safe Practices - XHLT 1810

Learn safe body mechanic techniques for assisting with movement in the home environment.

Assisting with Personal and Intimate Care - XHLT 1800

Learn techniques in for providing personal care (oral health, bathing, dressing and incontinence care).

Coming Soon: Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Support for the Caregiver

This workshop will provide information for the caregiver to feel confident and supported while providing care to a loved one who is palliative end-of-life.

Mealtime & Medication Assistance - XHLT 1820

Learn safe feeding and medication administration that will promote autonomy, safety and family connection (techniques for food consistency, difficulties swallowing, prevention of choking and understanding medications).

Custom training

We focus on the partnership. We want to support our client's success and prosperity. Whether we use our existing continuing education courses and build on that, or if we start from scratch, we will work with you to deliver results. We customize curriculum based on your business or organizational needs. Talk to us today.

Learn more

Save on the cost of training

Whether you are an individual or an organization looking for training for your staff, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help save on the costs. Many of our continuing education and custom training programs qualify for the grant. What does that mean? With the grant, you can save two-thirds of the costs.

For details on which courses and programs qualify, talk to one of our program officers.

Learn more

Healthcare and Community Contact Information

Contact us for more information about NorQuest College's Healthcare and Community Studies programs and courses.

Phone:
1.866.534.6480
Email:
health@norquest.ca
Main Office:
10230 108 Street NW
Room C100
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1L4

The personal information collected on this web form will be used to send you updates on Continuing Education and Custom Training courses. Collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with the Act. Questions about the collection and use of the personal information can be directed to the Manager, Operational Growth, C109A, 10230 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L4. Telephone: 780.644.6293.

* I'd like NorQuest to send me updates on new courses and offerings :

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required.