TRAINING AND EDUCATION

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Providing Utah caregivers with knowledge and access to those resources that support and educate them 

DAVIS COUNTY - AREA AGENCY ON AGING

FREE TRAINING FOR CAREGIVERS

 

Caregiver Training Class

Taught by physical and occupational therapists as per the following:

Thursday, March 26 at 5:00 PMl

Northern Utah Rehabilitation Hospital

5825 S. Harrison Boulevard

South Ogden, UT

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  • Davis County Senior Services offers a six-week session titled: Caregiver Academy.

     

  • The next session is:

  • -- Jan 15th - Feb19th 2020. Every Wednesday. Call 801-525-5050 to sign up or www.daviscountyutah.gov/seniors

  • Caregiver Academy -- Jan 15th - Feb19th 2020. Every Wednesday.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions -- Jan 7 - Feb 11, 2020 @ Bountiful

Living Well with Chronic Conditions -- Jan 10 - Feb 14, 2020 @ Syracuse

Medicare Open Enrollment -- Oct 15 - Dec 7, 2019

 

SALT LAKE COUNTY - AREA AGENCY ON AGING

CAREGIVER ACADEMY

The Caregiver Academy is a free six week program where caregivers learn to manage a care environment, explore resources, manage behaviors, set boundaries, and more.

     1. Finding Caregiver Resources

     2. Building Caregiver Resilience

     3. Setting Good Care Boundaries

     4. Involving Family and Others

     5. Coping with Difficult Behaviors

     6. Understanding Care Options

Call 385.468.3280 to find out about an option or program near you. 

 

STRESS-BUSTING FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

Stress Busting is a free nine week evidence-based program that provides support for non-professional caregivers who are caring for individuals with Dementia or Chronic  illness. Come learn nine stress therapy techniques and enjoy peer support with other caregivers.

     1. Getting Started in Stress-Busting

     2. Effects on the Mind, Body and Spirit

     3. Caregiving Stress and Relaxation

     4. Facing Challenges

     5. Grief, Loss and Depression

     6. Coping with Stress

     7. Positive Thinking

     8. Taking Care of Yourself: Health Living

     9. Choosing a Path to Wellness

 

Call 385.468.3280 to find out about an option or program near you. Caregivers are unable to bring those they care for to class with them. Thank you for your understanding. Reasonable ADA Accommodations for workshops available upon request.

 

UTAH COALITION FOR CAREGIVER SUPPORT

MODULE 1 - PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Understand general guidelines of providing care. • Understand how journaling may help. • Learn tips to make bathing, dressing, and grooming easier. • Recognize how to prevent pressure ulcers. • Recognize the importance of exercise. • Learn some body mechanics for the caregiver. 

MODULE 2 - DEMENTIA AND MEMORY LOSS

After completing this module, participants will be able to:  Define dementia and memory loss.  Recognize medical and social components of dementia.  Understand how to support the person you care for at home.  Identify available community supports and care.  Understand legal planning for the future.  Understand the importance of planning for the future.  Identify when it is time to transition to a community setting.

MODULE 3 - CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH ISSUES

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Understand the common chronic health issues for older American adults. • Understand the importance and difficulty of managing pain. • Handle changes in relationships and roles. • Develop and access family, community, and/or professional supports. • Access community, state, and federal resources.

MODULE 4 - THE ACCESSIBLE HOME

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Describe what a home modification is and when changes should be made. • Understand the benefits to making home modifications. • Describe minor and major modifications. • Identify barriers to making home modifications. • Identify resources to make and pay for modifications. • Use a home safety checklist.

MODULE 5 - TAKING CARE OF THE CAREGIVER

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Understand your rights as a caregiver. • Understand the importance of making time for you. • Learn how to combat “compassion fatigue”. • Identify some ways to better care for their health. • Learn tips on juggling working and caregiving.

MODULE 6 - CARING FOR THOSE WITH MENTAL ISSUES

After completing this module, you will be able to: • List basic facts about mental illness and recovery. • Identify stages of emotional reactions among family members. • Identify community resources that provide support to families, caregivers, and individuals with mental illness. • Describe a specific action that you will take in the following week to take care of yourself.

MODULE 7 - COMMUNITY SUPPORTS FOR REMAINING AT HOME

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Identify areas where you need help and create a checklist. • Identify sources for getting volunteer help with tasks on your checklist. • Describe the types of services available from public programs. • Identify where and how to get services and/or funding to help pay for in-home and community support services.

MODULE 8 - WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH IN-HOME SERVICE PROVIDERS

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Understand the benefits, potential problems, and options related to in-home providers. • Learn how to interview and select personal assistants. • Identify the steps needed to teach new tasks. • Understand how to resolve conflict. • Recognize how to fire, if necessary, and avoid theft. • Learn about available funding.

MODULE 9 - KEEPING YOUR HOME AND THE PERSON YOU CARE FOR SAFE

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Learn what to assess in your home. • Understand how to avoid falls. • Identify equipment safety guidelines. • Learn procedures to avoid infections. • Understand how to store and use medication. • Identify ways to avoid fire. • Learn how to prepare for emergencies.

MODULE 10 - EATING HEALTHY FOR LIFE

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Understand the purpose of the Dietary Guidelines. • Learn that nutrition is directly linked to health outcomes. • Identify the steps in building a healthy plate. • Learn how to cut back on foods high in solid fats, sugars, and salt. • Understand the importance of dehydration awareness. • Identify the right amount of calories for you. • Learn the importance of physical activity. • Understand modified diets and allergies.

MODULE 11 - ASSISTIVE DEVISES TO HELP YOU

After completing this module, participants will be able to: • Identify different types of AT devices. • Describe how AT can help care recipients with tasks of daily living to encourage their independence. • Determine what types of AT will be most useful. • Describe where and how to find AT devices. • Identify how to obtain financial support for AT.

MODULE 12 - LEGAL AND FINANCIAL MATTERS

After completing this module, participants will be able to: Understand more about estate planning. • Identify how advance directives can help. • Learn more about different funding options. • Understand more about funerals. • Learn more about Veteran Benefits.