More than 44 million American Families are Caring for a Loved One at Home.
Caring for a parent, spouse or friend at home can be overwhelming. If you are like most
caregivers you want to feel you are doing everything you can to provide the best care
possible. Plus like many caregivers, you may have many other commitments including a
job and additional family.
But you're not alone. The American Red Cross has a Family Caregiving Program and a
Family Caregiving reference guide to assist caregivers. This exciting new program offers
you a helping hand by providing a variety of information-packed sessions covering topics
that can help you provide the care that your loved one may need, including subjects such
as home safety, healthy eating, and bathing, as well as legal and financial issues. There's
even a session that helps you take care of yourself.
This Family Caregiving Program has been designed to:
Teach skills for caring for the elderly, chronically ill and disabled at home;
Help organizations in the communities served by the American Red Cross provide
services that benefit the growing senior population
Prepare families to take on the responsibility and challenges of caring for a loved
one at home.
The program consists of nine individual topic-based modules for caregivers. Choose
those modules that best fit your needs - they can be taken separately or in combination.
General Caregiving Skills
Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move
Assisting with Personal Care
Caring for the Caregiver
Legal and Financial Issues
Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia
Caring for a Loved One with HIV/AIDS