Information and Training

Navigation Instructions for Information and Training

     The Information and Training section of Becoming a Family Caregiver provides the bulk of the content for the website and has three primary divisions.
Giving oral medication to elderly woman

Caregiver Fundamentals

 Caregiver Fundamentals focuses on that first year of being a caregiver.  Topics covered include, among other things, how to apply for disability, insurance costs, applications for assistance, the mental adjustments, and the emotional roller coaster. 

Checking blood sugar at home is one way to monitor how well a diabetic's insulin dose is handling their dietary intake, exercise level, illness stability, and daily activities.

How to Do Things

How to Do Things goes into more detail about processes and procedures caregivers use in providing care.  Information about how to perform a skill-based task appears in a step-by-step format. When available, the content also provides a link to a YouTube video showing someone performing the procedure from start to finish as a visual aid.    Also, if safety is an issue, an article explaining risks, precautions, and warning signs often supplements the material.

POA can be used to fill out disability forms

Resources for Caregivers

 The third section provides resources for caregivers to help them quickly locate sources they may need for support.  Lists of agencies and organizations that help members obtain additional information on specific conditions or subjects sorted in alpha order allow caregivers to find who and what they need quickly. 

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