Through lecture, discussion, personal reflection in both group and dyad exercises, participants will have the opportunity to discover and define the impact of touch as it pertains to daily caregiving. This course is for professional and family caregivers, doulas, and anyone thinking they may be in a caregiving relationship in the future. No need for previous touch training for personal integration of this day.
Instructor: Irene Smith
Our Mindful Family Caregiving Course helps family caregivers find support and community, and shares resilience-building tools to improve their care experience.
Instructor: Roy Remer
This non-profit’s mission is to improve the quality of life for caregivers and the people who receive their care. Their website has an online learning center and links to many other resources such as in-person support groups.
CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) provides articles, videos, and peer support to family caregivers across the country free of charge. They cover a broad range of topics from practicalities such as medication and nutrition management, to caregiver self-care to navigation of the medical system.
Better Health While Aging provides actionable information for older adults and family caregivers, grounded in what geriatricians believe to be optimal healthcare for older adults.
A website to support families. The site has an active online forum where caregivers can share their experience and learn from others by asking questions, giving answers, or participating in a group discussion.
For those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, this website has clear and easy to access information on practical and emotional elements of caregiving.
The caregiver page of the website has an interactive caregiver resource guide, articles, and videos on cancer-related caregiver topics, online communities, and links to other support groups.
AARP has put together local resource guides showing what support is available for family caregivers in different states and different cities.
Next Step In Care provides written guides and videos for family caregivers that help them through any medical treatment – from visiting the family doctor, trips to ER, hospitalization and discharge and Homecare.
Companioa from the Institute on Aging
A paid-for service, to support caregivers of loved ones with dementia. This service pairs you with a personal “Care Coach”, a trained dementia expert. The Care Coach helps assess your loved ones needs, map out a care plan and meet with you bi-monthly to discuss the plan and your needs.