Health Beat: Free caregiver training classes

04/05/2011 1:18 PM |

• Utopia Home Care is offering free caregiver training classes at its Riverhead office at 180 Old Country Road, Riverhead, on Wednesday, April 13, 9:30-4:30 p.m. The training will cover ambulating a person with a cane or walker; transferring a patient between bed, wheelchair and bathroom; turning and positioning a patient; skin and incontinent care; use of a bedpan and urinal; and use of a Hoyer Lift. Call 369-5500.

• The Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee presents an informational symposium for persons with physical or cognitive disabilities at the Riverhead Senior Citizen Center on Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Call 722-4444.

• Dr. B. Hannah Ortiz, director of gynecologic oncology for the East End Health Alliance, and Linda John, founder and CEO of Corporate Family Network serving cancer survivors and advocates, will speak at a free Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day program at East Wind Inn & Spa in Wading River on Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The program, moderated by Dr. Francis Arena, will also include a “meet the Experts” forum, workshops and a support services showcase. It’s sponsored by The SASS Foundation for Medical Research, a nonprofit committed to education, research and education in hematological and malignant diseases. To register, call 516-365-7277.

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  • Bryan Skilled Home Care is holding a job fair in May, for HHA’s companions, Nurses and personal care aides in Riverhead. We are also looking for PT’s and Ot’s. Please call 516 557 2142 or fax your resume to 516 557 2109