Classes: Caring for the Caregiver
Are you a caregiver? If you provide assistance with everyday activities for a relative or a loved one, you are a caregiver.
You are not alone. Unpaid caregivers (family members and friends) help individuals stay in their homes, which can enhance the quality of life for many. Caregivers often help with everyday activities like bathing and dressing. While caregiving can be very satisfying, it can also present challenges. Grandparents raising grandchildren is also a growing trend. Caregivers face unique challenges when they accept the responsibility of providing full-time care to a child or to an adult with a disability.
Family Caregiver Support Program? Established under the Older Americans Act, the federally-funded Family Caregiver Support Program provides a system of support services to help informal (unpaid) caregivers of older adults and grandparent/relative caregivers who are caring for children. Caregivers who do not have access to a support system may experience stress and health problems of their own. This program supports caregivers by helping them to take better care of themselves.
If no dates are listed below, call the RCHD office at (701) 642-7735 and inquire about upcoming classes.