Family Caregiver Wellness

Family Caregivers are described as individuals who provide ongoing care and assistance, without pay, for family members or friends in need of support due to physical, cognitive, or mental health conditions. As of 2002, almost 4% of Canadians identified as a family caregiver of individuals with disabilities, chronic conditions, or frailty. This percentage translated to approximately one million individuals caring for a family member in an informal capacity.

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. With our online videos, tutorials, and innovative workshops, you can learn online at home.



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The Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops:

  • Will allow you to learn from anywhere - A suite of online innovative workshops, 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.

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Individual courses in Family Caregiver Wellness

XHLT 1800 - Assisting with Personal and Intimate Care

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

XHLT 1810 - Assisting with Mobility-Safe Practices

Learn safe body mechanic techniques for assisting with movement.

XHLT 1820 - Mealtime & Medication Assistance

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).

XHLT 1830 - 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.

XHLT 1840 - Navigating the Healthcare System

Learn about the structure of the Alberta Health Care system and techniques for communicating with health-care providers to meet the needs of care recipients and caregivers.

XHLT 1850 - Pain Monitoring and Management for the Caregiver

Learn how to observe a person's pain level and provide supportive measures.

XHLT 1860 - Supporting a Person with Dementia: Guidance for the Caregiver

Learn about dementia and strategies to use to support a loved one with this diagnosis.

XHLT 1870 - Effective Communication: Guidance for the Caregiver

Learn about effective ways to communicate with your loved one.

XHLT 1880 - All You Need to Know About Infection Control and Prevention

Learn about how infections are spread and the ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones, along with suggestions on how to maintain self-isolation within a home setting.

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.

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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.

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Healthcare and Community Contact Information

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

Main Office:
10230 108 Street NW
Room C100
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1L4

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