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Family caregivers deserve the same great training frontline healthcare workers receive!

For over a decade, healthcare organizations have used our material to train their frontline staff. This wealth of experience in caring for older people now helps family caregivers like you. The more you know, the better caregiver you will be.

In Caregiving at Home, you will learn:

  • How to adapt a home for safe caregiving
  • Important skills for self-care and stress management
  • Tools for holding family meetings, coordinating care, and managing medication
  • Tips for communicating with a physician
  • Step-by-step procedures for assisting with activities of daily living
  • Guidelines for caring for people with specific disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease
  • Information on normal changes of aging versus symptoms to report to a physician
  • How to take blood pressure and other vital signs
  • How to transfer and position a frail person
  • Information on caring for a person who is dying
  • Special tips on how to observe and take care of a frail person’s skin
  • How to avoid falls