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June 21, 2016

Family caregiver training program begins July 21 in Longmont

required; classes held Thursdays from 5-8 p.m.

Boulder County, Colo. - The “National Caregiver
Training Program,” offered by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division
of Community Services, begins July 21 in Longmont. The course for family
caregivers of older adults helps them learn and practice the essential skills necessary
to provide quality care for frail older loved ones living at home.

What: National Caregiver Training Program

When: Thursdays, July 21 – Sept. 1 (no class Aug.
25), 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: St. Vrain Community Hub, 515 Coffman,

RSVP: Registration is required. Call 303-678-6116 or email

The “National Caregiver
Training Program” is designed to help family caregivers feel more confident
about the care they provide. Taught by a registered nurse, the course covers topics
including caring for someone on bedrest, providing personal care, using a
wheelchair safely, managing medications, taking vital signs, controlling
infection, preventing falls and using local resources. Each caregiver receives
the home reference guide, Quick Tips for

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 elder care) during class periods is available.

A family caregiver who took
the course said, “I appreciated the instructor’s approach and ability to make
us feel comfortable. The class was so helpful to me, and I would recommend it to
any caregiver.”

Registration is required. To register, or for more
information, please call 303-678-6116 or email