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September 20, 2016

Family caregiver training program begins Thursday, Oct. 13 in Boulder

Registration required,
classes held Thursdays, 2-5 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 Oct. 13 in Boulder.
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,
Oct. 13 – Nov. 17, 2 – 5 p.m.

Where: Via
Mobility Services, 2855 N. 63rd Street, Boulder

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 Caregivers.”

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