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    Training Course Teaches Practical Caregiving Skills

    By Emily Cooper The National Caregiver Training Program, sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, is an 18-hour course designed to help family caregivers learn the practical skills needed for providing safe, confident home care for frail older loved ones. Hundreds of family caregivers have taken the course, and their comments about it include, …

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    Housing Options

    By Emily Cooper The various housing options for seniors range from those that provide little or no care to those that provide full care. It’s important to understand the services of each to determine which is most appropriate for your elder loved one. Making the right choice can be confusing, but plenty of helpful information …

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    Who Are the Caregivers?

    According to National Alliance for Caregiving, an estimated 65 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year. They spend an average of 20 hours per week providing that care, and the value of their unpaid services is $375 billion per year—almost twice as much …

  • Emily Cooper Caregiving

    Training Teaches Practical Caregiving Skills

    The National Caregiver Training Program, sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, is an 18-hour course designed to help family caregivers learn the practical skills required for providing safe, confident care for frail older loved ones. Hundreds of family caregivers have taken the course, and their comments about it include, “Thank you! I took …

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    Resources For Learning About Caregiving

    It’s a week before the Caregiving Symposium as I write this. We’re expecting a large crowd, and we hope that people find helpful information and feel more empowered by the end of the day. But we know there are many working caregivers who won’t be able to attend this weekday event, some who won’t hear …

  • Emily Cooper Caregiving

    Caregiving Symposium Is Coming!

    Are you looking for one place to learn a lot about family caregiving? Look no further! The annual Caregiving Symposium, sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging and TRU PACE, is a free educational event for family caregivers (and the general public) that offers a unique opportunity for learning about local resources and gaining …

  • Emily Cooper Caregiving

    Course Teaches Practical Caregiving Skills

    The National Caregiver Training Program, sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, is an 18-hour course designed to help family caregivers learn the practical skills needed for providing safe, confident home care for frail older loved ones. Hundreds of family caregivers have taken the course, and their comments about it include, “I want to …

  • Emily Cooper Caregiving

    Training Course Helps Caregivers Thrive

    Though providing care for an older loved one can be rewarding, it may also be stressful, tiring, and overwhelming. Family caregivers often are puzzled to find that wanting to be there for a frail older loved one doesn’t exempt them from having difficult feelings and being challenged by their responsibilities. But caregiving—walking with a loved …

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    New Workshop: The Hero’s Journey of the Caregiver

    Do you consider yourself a hero in your journey as a caregiver? In the stories about epic journeys, the hero often is an ordinary person who discovers hidden inner strength through facing multiple challenges along the way. We family caregivers aren’t often the subject of such stories, but we confront our own unique challenges on …

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    The Gifts of Caregiving

    We often use words like “challenging,” “stressful,” and “difficult” when we talk about caring for an older loved one. Those words certainly can describe caregiving, but they’re only part of the picture. Being a caregiver offers gifts too, and it’s important to remember those gifts when we’re feeling unbalanced by the challenges. Love. Most of …

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