Family Caregiving Training in Denver

Jan 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Always Best Care Denver South Teams Up with American Red Cross to Provide Family Caregiving Training

Always Best Care Denver South has partnered with the American Red Cross to provide Family Caregiving Training to Denver’s South Metro. This program will help some of the thousands of caregivers in the area coping with caring for a loved one.

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Leeza Gibbons and her mother

Always Best Care Denver South is pleased to announce its partnership with the American Red Cross as an authorized provider of the Family Caregiving Program. This affordable program ($2.65 per attendee) features eight presentations designed to help people who care for others by teaching them to build skills, reduce stress, understand legal, financial and medical issues and balance their responsibilities. According to Jerry Hulsizer, Owner of Always Best Care Denver South, “We’re happy to make this program available to caregivers and families in Denver’s south metro. The courses we teach provide positive support and tools for current or future caregivers.”

Nearly one third of the population serves as a caregiver sometime in their life and many caregivers feel they are alone in this responsibility, but the American Red Cross Family Caregiver Program can help change that.

Television and Radio Host Leeza Gibbons knows first-hand about the challenges of caring for a love one. Over the last few years, she’s balanced a demanding career while helping to care for her mother who is currently battling Alzheimer’s disease. Gibbons serves as an Ambassador for this program and had this to say about it, “Learning to help my mother cope with her disease has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my life. But I also know that I couldn’t have done it alone.”

Always Best Care offers Family Caregiving courses throughout Denver’s south metro in cities like Castle Rock, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Aurora and Centennial. Each presentation is just one hour long fitting into today’s busy schedules. The modular program design lets you choose any presentation you need.

Topics include:

  • General Caregiving Skills
  • Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move
  • Assisting with Personal Care
  • Healthy Eating
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Legal and Financial Issues
  • Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

“These classes benefit attendees from a learning standpoint but also connect attendees to local resources and provide and an opportunity to network with people in similar situations.” Hulsizer went on to say, “Caring for a loved can often feel isolated. The Red Cross Family Caregiver program helps bring people together in a welcoming environment.” For more information on attending or hosting a class contact Always Best Care, 303-953-8753.

About Always Best Care Denver South
Providing families with In-Home Care and no cost Assisted Living Placement. We serve Denver, Colorado’s south metro cities: Greenwood Village, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Englewood, Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Rock. To learn more, visit www.AlwaysBestCare.com/DenverSouth or call 303-953-8753.

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Always Best Care Denver South provides in-home care for seniors, people with chronic illness and those recovering from surgery.

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