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March 30, 2016

Training Program for Family Caregivers Offered Thursdays Beginning April 7

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder
County Area Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, offers a training
program for family caregivers of older adults that is focused on the practical
skills of caregiving.

The National
Caregiver Training Program
is an 18-hour course (meets once a week for 3
hours) that helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe,
confident home care for older loved ones. Classes, taught by a registered
nurse, provide detailed instruction, demonstration and hands-on practice.
Topics include caring for someone on bedrest, providing personal care, using a
wheelchair safely, managing medications, taking vital signs, controlling
infection, preventing falls, reducing caregiver stress, using local resources
and more. Each caregiver receives the home reference guide Quick Tips for Caregivers, as well as extensive resource
information and support.
The course will be held 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursdays, April 7 – May 12, in Boulder.

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.

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