Feeling overwhelmed and drained by the weight you bear as a caregiver? Busy attending to others, caregivers often neglect their own needs. Award winning author and life coach, Yosaif August, will visit Cape Coral Hospital to discuss innovative strategies that help to effectively manage responsibilities so you can also focus on caring for yourself.
“We are honored to welcome Yosaif and learn from his personal experience as a caregiver,” explains Joany Odorizzi, RN, nursing director of Progressive Care and Vascular Access Nursing at Cape Coral Hospital. “Caregivers often don’t realize the toll it takes on them. The skills and understanding August provides can benefit personal or professional caregivers, as well as their loved ones, by working to improve the experience for everyone involved.”
August will present Care for the Care Givers from 11 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, September 11, at Cape Coral Hospital, highlighting concepts and tools from his new book, Coaching for Caregivers: How to Reach Out Before You Burn Out. Meet August during a book signing, which will follow from noon until 1 p.m.
According to the CDC, more than 34 million unpaid caregivers provide care to someone age 18 and older who is ill or has a disability. Caregivers report having difficulty finding time for one’s self, managing emotional and physical stress, and balancing work and family responsibilities. August offers valuable insight on how to make time for yourself by beginning a process that will share the caregiver load and shorten your to do list.
Yosaif August is a health care innovator who acquired insight and perspective through his experience as a patient and later as a caregiver for his father. He is the founder of Healing Environments, International (HEI), a company that promotes patient-centered care and healing environments. He co-wrote Help Me to Heal with Dr. Bernie Siegel; and, as a life coach, focuses on helping people with medical issues and their caregivers. August also created Bedscapes, the award winning concept of using nature inspired images and sounds to create a comfort zone for patients in an otherwise sterile environment. For more information visit: www.coachingforyourhealth.com.