POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for someone else. You will benefit from this series whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives independently in the community, and/or someone who resides in long-term care facility. This series typically meets one time per week for six weeks. Weekly sessions meet for 1.5 hours. There is no cost to participate.
Six class sessions held once a week are led by experienced class leaders. Class participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and provide additional caregiver resources. In the six weekly classes, caregivers learn self-care tools to:
Reduce Stress: Increased Exercise, Relaxation, and Medical Check-Ups
Emotion Management: Reduced Guilt, Anger, and Depression
Self Confidence: Increased Confidence in Coping With Caregiving Demands
Community Resources: Increased Use of Local Services