College to Host Community Caregiver Day

College to Host Community Caregiver Day

SCRANTON, Pa. – The Lackawanna College Allied Health Division will host Community Caregiver Day on Saturday, April 21 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Occupational Therapy lab located on the ground floor of Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., Scranton.
Family and informal caregivers play a multi-faceted role, requiring a range of support services to maintain a healthy lifestyle, improve their caregiving skills, and remain effective in their caregiving role.

This event will provide caregivers with valuable information and demonstrations on administering safe care to family members, answer questions, and help create a balance between competing caregiving demands and daily life.
Light refreshments will be served.

To register, call Maggie Prudente, Lackawanna College Program Coordinator, Nurse Aide Training Program, at (570) 961-7897. The deadline to register is April 13.

Topics and presentations include:
Home Safety, Transfers, and Proper Use of Assistive Equipment
Lackawanna College Physical Therapist Assistant Department

Self-Care for the Caregiver
Lackawanna College Occupational Therapy Assistant Department

Cardiovascular Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Diabetes
Lackawanna College Sonography Department

Wound Care, Signs to Report, and Prevention
Lackawanna College Surgical Technology Department

Tips for Bathing, Dressing, Meals, and Observations to Report
Lackawanna College Nurse Aide Department

The Importance of Calling 911
Lackawanna College Paramedic Department

About Lackawanna College
Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With its main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda. Visit www.lackawanna.edu for more information.