Caregiving takes many forms. You may help a relative or friend with:
Legal or Insurance Issues
Whether you provide care for a spouse, partner, parent, or friend; at home or in a care facility; whether down the block or miles away, yours is an important role. This course is for family caregivers like you!
Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver. 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.
The PTC class is available in three formats: 90 minute or 2 ½ hour class for caregivers of adults with chronic conditions, and the 2 hour class for caregivers of children with special health or behavioral needs. Classes meet once a week for six weeks.
Use the dropdown search tool to find a class near you. Class size is limited and registration is required; call the number listed by the class you wish to attend. There may be a requested donation for the class manual ($30). If you need help finding someone to watch your friend or relative during the class time, please ask at registration for respite resources.
Class Participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook, which follows the curriculum and gives caregivers tools to help:
Manage Time, Set Goals, and Solve Problems
Better Communicate Their Feelings
Make Tough Decisions
Locate Helpful Resources
The second half of the book addresses issues such as hiring in-home help, choosing a care facility, caregivers of veterans, and caregivers of children with special needs. The Caregiver Helpbook is an excellent resource and is available to the public. The book is available in English and Spanish.