Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Are you a caregiver?

More than 40 million Americans are helping to care for a sick or elderly loved one. If you are one of them, you should know about our Family Caregiving Program.  It is designed for people who help provide care for an elderly or chronically ill loved one, and is an easy way for you to build caregiving skills, learn to reduce stress, understand legal, financial and medical issues, and balance work and home responsibilities.
The Family Caregiving courses include:
•General Caregiving Skills: Prepares individuals who are family caregivers to monitor their loved one's pulse, respirations, and body temperature and also how to assist with medication.
•Home Safety: Informs caregivers on how to provide a safe environment for themselves and the loved ones in their care.
•Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move: Prepares family caregivers to safely position and help their loved one move.
•Assisting with Personal Care: Prepares family caregivers to assist their loved one with personal care such as bathing, grooming and using the toilet.
•Healthy Eating: Informs family caregivers about good nutrition and how to help their loved one eat.
•Caring for the Caregiver: Prepares family caregivers to care for their own health while caring for a loved one.
•Legal and Financial Issues:  Informs caregivers about legal and financial issues that affect them and their loved one.
If you would like more information about one or all of these programs, please contact Laura Anhalt at 716.878.2395 or

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