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Welcome to A Discovery Event for The UAB Support Team Network

Join us for a discovery event to learn about the UAB Support Team Network. This event is designed for individuals seeking care and those who want to provide care. We will explore the needs of individuals in various situations and discuss how support teams can offer practical, emotional, and spiritual support. Discover the advantages of support teams and find out how you can get involved. Sign up for the orientation and start making a difference in someone's life today!

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Welcome to A Discovery Event for The UAB Support Team Network

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  1. Welcome toA Discovery Event forThe UAB Support Team Network 1

  2. DISCOVERY Persons Who Need Care 2

  3. DISCOVERY Persons Who Want to Care Persons Who Need Care 3 4

  4. DISCOVERY Persons Who Want to Care Persons Who Need Care A TEAM APPROACH 4 5

  5. IN GROUPS OF 3 • What kinds of needs does someone have that you know? (choose one from below, no names) • Neighbor, friend • Person in your congregation, co-worker • Chronic illness, home from the hospital • Extended time of recovery, treatment • Someone who is older • Take one minute each, describe needs 6

  6. WHAT IS A SUPPORT TEAM? A group of people organized to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support to persons with health concerns. 5

  7. What Does a Support Team Do? Transportation to the doctor/grocery store. Household or yard chores. Errands, cook/deliver meals, social outings. Visit, call, or offer caregivers a break. Prayer or communion based on the needs of the person being visited. 10

  8. What Does a Support Team NOT Do? Money give or loan money, pay bills, buy groceries Medicine manage medications Medical Care offer medical advice or take the place of any healthcare professional 11

  9. Support Team Leader/Co-Leaders • Coordinate the calendar • Facilitate Support Team Meetings • Communicate with your Coach and Network • “Someone who loves to coordinate and delegate!” 12


  11. Support Team Advantages • People get to do what they enjoy doing • Time flexibility • Variety of skills offered • Share the care with others, accountability • Built-in support system • Easier for the Support Team Friend, caregiver. 9

  12. GOALS - The UAB Support Team Network • Start local Support Teams for individuals • Teach persons how to start teams • Provide Resources - written, videos, webinars • Online training at http://SupportTeams.org • Learn from evidenced based, measurable outcomes 15

  13. NEXT STEPS • Fill out Discovery Event form to stay in touch. • Do you know someone who needs care? • Do you want to start a Support Team? • Do you want to be on a Support Team? • Sign up for Orientation 17

  14. Support Team Orientation • Thursday, December 6th, 11:30-1:00 p.m. • Comprehensive Cancer Center • Conference Room 2532 • RSVP to Callie Dunaway, lunch provided • Call 996-5364 or • Email callied@uab.edu or • Sign up today 16 14

  15. SUPPORT TEAM DEVELOPMENT • 2013 - training dates announced soon • Teaches how to discover needs, start teams for any health care need. • Comprehensive Cancer Center • Spain Rehabilitation Hospital • Center for Psychiatric Medicine • The Kirklin Clinic • Palliative Care and more 14

  16. Contact Malcolm Marler Director of Pastoral Care mmarler@uab.edu 205.934.3936 http://SupportTeams.org 18 16

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