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Essential Skills for Family Caregivers

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Publisher : CareAcademy | Caregiver Training

Course Language : English

Being a family caregiver can be deeply emotionally satisfying. At times, it can also be stressful and overwhelming. Caregiving is a big commitment and older adults may need a wide range of different types of assistance.

This CareAcademy class was created to provide family caregivers with essential tips and support to make this part of life a little easier to navigate.

By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of maintaining a clean environment for both yourself and your loved one.

  • Demonstrate proper handwashing techniques.

  • Assist your loved one with getting dressed.

  • Assist your loved one with a bath in bed.

  • Demonstrate proper body mechanics when assisting with moving or transporting your loved one.

  • Safely assist your loved one in and out of a vehicle.

  • Identify the different modified diets that a medical professional may recommend for your loved one.  

  • Practice ways to make meal time comfortable for your loved one and to help him or her stay healthy.

  • Practice communication strategies for loved ones with hearing impairment.

  • Practice strategies for managing caregiver stress.

  • Identify options for seeking in-home care for your loved one.