Catholic Charities of Southern MN
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Catholic Charities - Mankato (N Broad St)
201 N Broad St, Ste 100, Mankato, MN, 56001
An education program to help family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions. Classes are taught in small groups by trained class leaders. Classes meet once a week.
Focuses on improving self-care by learning a new set of skills or "tools."
* Taking care of you
* Identifying and reducing personal stress
* Communicating feelings, needs, and concerns
* Communicating in challenging situations
* Learning from emotions
* Mastering caregiving decisions
A national program based on the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Learn more about the program
Area Served by County
- Blue Earth County
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers Trainer
Family caregivers of older adults with disabilities or long-term health conditions. Caregivers may be caring for a spouse or partner, or adult children caring for parents.
The older adult you are caring for can be living with you, in a nearby community or across the country.
A sliding fee scale payment or contribution is requested for the class manual.
Blue Earth County
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PH-0800Caregiver Training Definition
Programs that provide training for family members and other informal caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself. The focus of the training is on building the skills and capacity of the caregiver to manage their caregiving role. Some programs include a caregiver assessment, development of an individualized plan that focuses on the caregiver, setting goals and establishing a routine for ongoing support for the caregiver.
YD-3300Informal Caregivers Definition
Family members, friends, neighbors and others who assume responsibility for attending to the daily needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems without compensation. Some, but not all, states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. Most of these programs have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet, and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving. Benefits may also be available for veterans and their families through the Veteran's Administration.