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April 9, 2019

Training course in Lafayette helps family caregivers gain confidence and skills

Registration required, classes held Thursday evenings

Boulder County, Colo. - The National Caregiver Training Program, an 18-hour course sponsored by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of Community Services, will begin May 2, in Lafayette. The course is for family caregivers of older adults and teaches them skills to care for their loved ones with confidence.

What: National Caregiver Training Program
When: Thursdays May 2 – June 6, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: TRU PACE, 2593 Park Lane, Lafayette

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 providing personal care, using a wheelchair safely, managing medications, taking vital signs, controlling infection, preventing falls, caring for someone on bedrest, using local resources, and more. Each caregiver receives Quick Tips for Caregivers, a home reference guide.

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!”

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.

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