Our sessions are mostly hands-on and are full of important care-giving information. Each session offers tried-and-true methods that nurses and nurse assistants use in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehab facilities.
Each session offers new information, take one or all five. All sessions taught by certified Program Instructors with a health care background. Session locations, dates and times can be found by clicking on Class Dates and Locations. All participants must register online. Call 801.990.9333 for more information.
• Vital Signs • Shower assistance
• Infection control • Bed bath
• Elder abuse • Bed sore prevention
• Hand-washing • Range of Motion
• Foot & nail care • Transfer/ List techniques
• Peri-care • Death & Dying
• Nutrition • Living Wills
• Understanding medications • Mobility assistive devices
• Changing an adult brief • Assistance with Grooming
Each session of the Family Caregiver class is different and caregivers can attend any or all sessions. For a breakdown of what is taught in each session, visit the Family Caregiver Course page. The training includes the use of special equipment including hospital beds, wheelchairs, shower chairs, gait belts, etc. Sessions also include lectures by an Education Nurse. Caregivers attending the class also receive hand-outs and resources to make caring for a loved one safer and easier.
KNOW THE FACTS….
The value of the services family caregivers provides for “free,” when caring for older adults, is estimated to be $375 billion a year. That is almost twice as much as is actually spent on home care and nursing home services combined ($158 billion).
More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.*
*Evercare Survey of the Economic Downturn and Its Impact on Family Caregiving; National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare. March 2009. Caregiving in the United States; National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009.
SESSION TWO: SESSION THREE:
Basic Human Needs
Oxygen Therapy & Breathing
Use of bedside commode – Transferring
Use of bedpan and urinal
Taking Vital Signs
Use of adaptive / assistive equipment
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Assisting to Ambulate
Pivot transfer Be/Wheelchair
Assistance with dressing
Assistance with bathing
Assistance with grooming
Assistance with eat
Moving a person up in bed
Range of motion exercises
Comfort needs of loved ones
Self-Care and Self Survival Skills
Bed bath and shampooing hair in bed
Changing an adult brief
Changing Sheets in an Occupied Bed
Infection, Emergencies, and Life Changing Events
° Heart Attack
Grief – the 5 stages
Living Wills and Power of Attorney
Vial of Life
How to Read a Medication Label
Denture Care / Oral Care
CPR – Basis
Dementia and Alzheimer’s
What is dementia?
What is Alzheimer’s?
Adapting the home
Seeking support and help
Managing difficult behaviors
Tips for caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s
Activities of Daily Living for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s