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June 30, 2017

Training program for family caregivers begins Thursday, July 20, in Boulder

Seven-week class designed for
those providing local or long-distance care

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder
County Area Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, offers a
training program beginning in April for family caregivers of older adults. The National Caregiver Training Program helps
caregivers learn and practice skills that are essential for providing quality
care for frail older loved ones at home.

What: National
Caregiver Training Program
When: Thursdays,
July 20 – Aug. 31, 1:30-4:30 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. 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. Each
caregiver receives Quick Tips for
Caregivers
, a home reference guide.

A family caregiver who took
the course said, “Thank you! I took the course last year, and it has been
invaluable. My mother had a stroke recently and I spent two months taking care
of her. The class made doing that so much easier. I’m so glad I took the
course.”

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.

Pre-registration is required.
To register, or for more information, please call 303-678-6116 or email i
nfocaregiver@bouldercounty.org.

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