Family Learning Center Courses for In Home Care

Family Learning Center Courses

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Rewards and Challenges of being a Family Caregiver

 Being a family caregiver isn't always easy.  It requires skills and knowledge that are different than the normal coping and asisting skills we have learned as adults.  This is especially true if you are caring for someone with memory loss or Alzheimer's.

We offer free on-line training and educational programs for anyone in the community who wants to learn more about the aging process, how to be a more effective caregiver, as well as specialized Alzheimer's and memory loss skills.

You can contact us at 618.257.3444 for free access to this invaluable learning program.



Family Caregiver Courses

  • Becoming a Caregiver
  • Tasks of a Caregiver
  • Communicating with Others
  • Understanding Senior Rights
  • Promoting Personal Independence
  • Understanding Elder Abuse
  • Human Needs and Development
  • Body Systems and the Aging Process
  • Common Chronic Diseases
  • Common Communicable Diseases
  • Handling Difficult Situations and Behaviors, part 1
  • Handling Difficult Situations and Behaviors, part 2
  • Emergency First Aid: Burns and Poisons
  • Emergency First Aid: Heart Attack and Shock
  • Emergency First Aid: Choking and Falls
  • Emergency First Aid: Stroke and Wounds
  • Emergency First Aid: Other Sudden Emergencies
  • Controlling Infections
  • Environmental Hazards and Safety
  • Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Elimination and Toileting
  • Providing Personal Care
  • Helping around the house
  • Providing Skin Care
  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Observation, Reporting and Recording

Alzheimer's & Memory Courses

  • Signs and Symptoms
  • In Their Shoes: A Person’s Perspective
  • What Families Should Know
  • Diagnosis & the Caregiver's Role
  • Learning to Communicate
  • Daily Care Skills
  • Practicing Good Hygiene
  • Environment IS Important
  • Creating a Calming, Restful Environment
  • Activities for Special People
  • Household Chores can be FUN
  • Preventing Weight Loss
  • Improving Diet & Nutrition
  • Challenging Behaviors: Prevention
  • Challenging Behaviors: Priorities & protocol
  • Challenging Behaviors: Violence & Aggression
  • Challenging Behaviors: After an event
  • Managing Pain & Non-Verbal Cues
  • Assessments and Care Planning