Who is the class for?
It can be stressful caring for a loved one with a chronic condition such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or ALS.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers® is an educational program designed to help family caregivers. This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for an older relative or friend.
You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.
The program is a six-week series that meets for 90 minutes to 2 hours each week.
What does the class cover?
This class will give YOU, the family caregiver, tools to:
- Help you reduce stress
- Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor and paid help
- Take care of yourself
- Reduce guilt, anger and depression
- Help you relax
- Make tough decisions
- Set goals and problem-solve
Please note that this class will NOT focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver. No professional caregivers, please.
Includes How-To-Do-It Book!
Each class participant will receive a book to accompany the class content. This book contains chapters covering topics such as:
- Hiring in-home help
- Helping memory-impaired elders
- Making legal and financial decisions
- Making decisions about care facility placement
- Understanding depression
- Making decisions about driving
Class Dates and Times
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
No. Missoula Aging Services is committed to serving older adults, but the content of this class is relevant to all adult caregivers and care receivers.
Powerful Tools Caregivers Workbooks provided by: