AGING AND LONG-TERM SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION
Training can provide fresh ideas and new solutions. Attending educational seminars, conferences or workshops can also help you find other caregivers who might be interested in keeping in touch and sharing resources.
Powerful Tools for Caregiving is an example of one educational series developed specifically for family members caring for someone with a chronic illness. You will learn a variety of self-care tools and strategies to reduce your stress, communicate more effectively with family and healthcare providers, deal with difficult feelings, and make tough caregiving decisions.
To find out if Powerful Tools for Caregiving is available in your area, contact your local Family Caregiver Support Program.
Many Family Caregiver Support Programs offer additional training and educational opportunities for unpaid family caregivers. To find out what training is available in your area, contact your local Family Caregiver Support Program.
AARP has several free on-line seminars on family caregiving topics such as housing options, the basics of handling caregiving, providing the care, and planning for the care of aging parents.