UPDATE: New Training for Family Caregivers Program Dates

Monday, May 12, 2014

Class now offered from May 29-July 17 in Boulder

Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, will hold the National Caregiver Training Program, a course for family caregivers of older adults, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursdays, May 29 – July 17 (no class June 26), in Boulder (the original class was scheduled May 1 – June 19).

Taught by a registered nurse, the course helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for older loved ones. 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 Quick Tips for Caregivers, a home reference guide. 

The National Caregiver Training Program 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, at 303-678-6116 or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org.

Gabi Boerkircher
Public Information Specialist

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