Caregiver Education and Training
PO Box 178, Allison Park, PA, 15101
Distance: 353 Miles
Family caregiver training and education focuses on building caregiver skills, dealing with stress and managing the caregiver role.
Free private online caregiver diary to plan care and keep family members up-to-date. Also provides information on caregiving topics, with a focus on memory loss.
Free online tool to help manage care safely and privately, including tools to:
* Schedule appointments, medications and reminders
* Health information
* Organize important documents
* Coordinate care among family members
* Start you own personal blog community to update people
- Assistance with community resources
The informational articles are available to all online.
To access the Care Diary or Message Board, register for your free account.
Basic level of service is free.
Optional expanded services are available, and these have fees.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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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.
YF-3000.0440Alzheimer's Disease Definition
An age-related, non-reversible brain disorder that develops over a period of years. Initially, people experience memory loss and confusion, which may be mistaken for the kinds of memory changes that are sometimes associated with normal aging. The symptoms gradually lead to behavior and personality changes, a decline in cognitive abilities such as decision-making and language skills and problems recognizing family and friends; and ultimately to a severe loss of mental function. Alzheimer's disease is one of a group of disorders called dementias that are characterized by cognitive and behavioral problems. It is the most common cause of dementia among people age 65 and older.
An acquired reduction in mental capacity that is characterized by impairment of memory, judgment and intellectual functioning which is often accompanied by behavioral disturbances.
YJ-6730Families/Friends of People With Alzheimer's Disease Definition
The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have Alzheimer's disease, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern about the individual.