SCI Forum Schedule
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Caring for Individuals with SCI: Conversations with Caregivers
Many people with spinal cord injuries need help with daily personal needs. Sometimes a family member performs these duties, sometimes a hired caregiver is used, and frequently it is a combination of both. In previous forums we have heard about this topic from the standpoint of those who need caregivers, but we have not yet heard from the caregivers themselves. People find themselves as caregivers for a variety of reasons. Some are thrust into the caregiver role because a family member needs it; others choose to become hired caregivers and provide personal care. At this forum we will hear from a panel consisting of both family and hired caregivers to learn about what makes for a good caregiver situation, how caregivers handle the emotional and physical demands, as well as the challenges and rewards of the caregiver relationship.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Meet & Greet! Meet in the hospital cafeteria to socialize, network and eat before heading to the forum. Buy dinner in the cafeteria or bring your own brown bag if you prefer. No RSVP—just show up!
South Campus Center (SCC) Room 316
University of Washington
1601 NE Columbia Rd
Seattle, WA 98195
[Click here for directions]
FREE PARKING: Pay cash ($5) at the gate house before you enter the S1 garage and we will give you a coupon for a full refund when you exit the garage. (Refund available at the gate house until 9:00 pm.) Parking reimbursement is made possible by a generous donation from Ernie Franz.
Upcoming SCI Forums*
April 25, 2015—SCI Wellness Summit
May 12, June 9, 2015—To be announced
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