• WHAT IS IT?

    The Caregiver School is a place to pass on the essential values of caring for others, offering non-professional caregivers and volunteers the knowledge, techniques and skills to provide people with high quality care during the later stages of their lives.

  • WHAT DO WE DO?

    We provide the necessary tools to support the work carried out by family caregivers and volunteers in order to enhance their skills and thus improve the quality of life of those they care for. We inform, train and accompany them in order to respond to their every need.

  • HOW DO WE DO IT?

    We offer a specific cycle of workshops, in face-to-face or virtual format, each one lasting between 1.30 and 2 hours and designed for minimum 10 to maximum 15 people. The workshops are given by experts in the different fields of the School (psychology, nursing, physiotherapy and social work).

    The School's training is made up of three areas:

    1. Knowing: technical content. Aimed at acquiring knowledge.

    2. Being: principles and values. Focused on recognising affection and motivation (emotions).

    3. Doing: tools and skills. Aimed at providing resources and empowering caregivers.

  • WHAT WORKSHOPS DO WE OFFER?

    We offer specific cycles of workshops for non-professional carers (C) and volunteers (V). The same workshop might be available for both profiles but will have a particular approach for each group. You can register for the whole cycle or just for certain workshops, depending on your interest or availability.

    • Care for carers (C) (V): dedicated to promoting self-care by means of techniques to help participants express themselves and boost emotional self-awareness, mindfulness and group interaction and support.

    • Emotional support and appropriate care (C) (V): resources and tools to manage emotions and help carers to cope based on the values and attitudes inherent in providing appropriate care.

    • Physical comfort (C): focusing on the essential aspects of physical care, providing advice and guidelines in areas such as hygiene, altered mobility and disturbed sleep, pressure sores, how to move patients and change their posture.

    • Community resources (C): aimed at providing an overview of the different aids, services, resources and benefits available for carers and their families.

    • Let's talk about grief (C) (V): this workshop involves participants actively, helping them to understand the process of grief and to express their emotions.

    • Volunteering in palliative care and advanced diseases (V): an introduction to the essential aspects of volunteer work in these fields.

    • Person and dementia (C) (V): information on how dementia progresses and advice for a healthier management of the process in this type of neurodegenerative illness.

    • Dietetics and nutrition (C): focusing on strategies to adapt diets to different pathologies.

    • Yoga (C) (V): an introduction to this discipline that is so beneficial to health, with a focus on breathing techniques.

    • Inspired to care (C) (V): a space for participants to express their emotions and thereby enhance their own creativity as a personal resource within an environment of mutual help through the discipline of art therapy.

  • CONTACT

    Write to us at info@escueladecuidadores.lacaixa.org or call 900 22 30 40 Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • More than 3,500 beneficiaries

  • More than 1,000 workshops