Cassia in the News

Caregiver smiling at senior

Supporting Caregiver Mental Health

Implications for Professionals

The first part of this presentation explores the impact of caregiving on mental health and general wellbeing based on recent research. The second part focuses on how to improve caregiver self-care and wellbeing. Assessments, intervention strategies, and resources will be recommended for use by professionals who interact with caregivers.

Carol Ashwood, MSW, LICSW

Presented by Carol Ashwood, MSW, LICSW

Carol Ashwood, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker at Open Circle Adult Day and Support Services. She is certified as a Caregiver Consultant through the Minnesota Board on Aging and is a Certified Independent Trainer for Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care. Carol is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas.