Do you act as the family or informal caregiver for an older adult? Have you been looking for information and support for the caregiver role?
We invite you to participate in a FREE 8 WEEK, online course for people who are the family or informal caregivers of older adult(s). This online program will enable you to learn at your own pace, when it is most convenient for you. We recommend you spend 60-90 minutes each week to complete the program. You will work through course content and activities, as well as meet others through an online discussion board.
Caregiving Essentials course topics include:
- Adopting the caregiver role, including legal and financial information
- How to navigate the health care system
- How to take care of yourself so you can care for someone else
- Health and medical information
Who is the Caregiving Essentials course for?
While everyone is welcome to take the course, the course is designed for people of all ages who are family or informal caregivers for older adults in Ontario.
“The material was very well
organized... It lent itself well to doing things independently and online which
is what I was looking for.”
“...it was kind of
refreshing to get the perspective that there's lots of people out there dealing
with this...It helped me keep everything in perspective.”
“...it built my confidence
because when your loved one becomes ill, it's very overwhelming...This kind of
calmed me down and said, 'Yeah, I can do this. I can handle this’.”