Training Course Helps Family Caregivers Gain Confidence and Skills

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For Immediate Release Oct. 15, 2019 Media Contact Juliette Kershner, 303-678-6116
Training Course Helps Family Caregivers Gain Confidence and Skills Course is for family caregivers of older adults and teaches them skills to care for their loved ones with confidence Boulder County, Colo. – The National Caregiver Training Program is an 18-hour course sponsored by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of Community Services. The course will be held on Mondays over a six-week period, beginning Nov. 4 in Niwot. The course is for family caregivers of older adults and teaches them skills to care for their loved ones with confidence.      
What: National Caregiver Training Program
When: Mondays, Nov. 4 – Dec. 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: HomeCare of the Rockies, Niwot
The National Caregiver Training Program is designed to help family caregivers feel more confident about the care they provide. The course is taught by a registered nurse and covers topics such as providing personal care, using a wheelchair safely, managing medications, taking vital signs, controlling infection, preventing falls, caring for someone on bedrest, using local resources, and more. Each caregiver receives Quick Tips for Caregivers, a home reference guide. The course is open to Boulder County residents providing local or long-distance care for a relative, partner, or friend who is 60 or over, or of any age if the person has dementia. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. Financial assistance for respite care (substitute care) during class periods is available. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please call 303-678-6116 or email infocaregiver@bouldercounty.org.

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