Are you or someone you know caring for a loved one with health challenges? If so, you probably need information, encouragement and support. Luckily, this is coming your way soon.

Care for You Professional Nursing & Consultancy Company is offering a series of low-cost workshops starting on Monday, September 4. The workshops will be held at the White and Yellow Cross Building in St. John’s Estate and each session will run from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

The first workshop addresses the basics of caring for a sick or elderly person. These basic care essentials include how to bathe a bedridden person, including washing their hair in bed, helping them to take a shower and ensuring proper oral care and hygiene. In addition, professional nurses will instruct the workshop attendees on how to make home remedies for a painful mouth.

The following workshop, two days later on Wednesday, September 6, will focus on the chronic problem of pressure wounds and bedsores. There will be information about how to dress and care for such wounds, as well as how to prevent pressure wounds. Workshop attendees will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of bedsores.

The third workshop with a nutrition theme will be held on September 11. Attendees will hear about what kinds of nutrition is best for health and maintenance of the body’s systems.

September 13 will be the final session in this round of workshops. It’s dedicated to the positive mental and psycho-social health of both the patient and the caregiver.

Each workshop is priced at US $25. The Care for You professionals will offer the attendees of all four workshops a free, at-home demonstration on transfer techniques. This demo will be done by a local physical therapist.

Workshops have limited space, so register early by calling +1 (721) 581-5925 or 527-3445.

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