June 26, 2018
Family caregiver training program begins Thursday, July 12 near Niwot
Registration required, classes held Thursday evenings
Boulder County, Colo. - The “National Caregiver Training Program,” offered by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of Community Services, begins Thursday, July 12, near Niwot - halfway between Boulder and 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 12 – Aug. 16, 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Home Care of the Rockies, 7105 La Vista Pl, Suite 100, Longmont. On the Diagonal Highway, next to IBM
Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please call 303-678-6116 or email InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org.
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 caring for someone on bedrest, providing personal care, using a wheelchair safely, managing medications, taking vital signs, controlling infection, preventing falls, using local resources, and more.
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’m so glad to have taken this class. I feel more capable as a caregiver now, and I’m going to recommend the course to other caregivers I know!”