The course for family caregivers of older adults will be held on Wednesdays from Sept. 15-Oct. 27. The sessions will take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Louisville Senior Center.
The 21-hour course, taught by a registered nurse, helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for older loved ones. Classes include DVDs, detailed instruction, demonstration and hands-on practice. Topics covered include:
- Caring for someone on bedrest
- Personal care
- Safe wheelchair use
- Medication management
- Taking vital signs
- Infection control
- Fall prevention
- Reducing personal stress
- Local resources
The course, which is offered 3-4 times per year in communities throughout Boulder County, is open to county residents caring for a relative, partner or friend who is 60 or older (50 and older if the care recipient has dementia).