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Caregiving Essentials

Enhance your knowledge of the caregiver role

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Course Information

What is involved in the course?

Caregiving Essentials is a not-for-credit course that is delivered entirely online. This learning model enables you to work through the course at your own pace. The course will guide you through four modules and direct you to a wide variety of resources. Woven through the course content is a Caregiver Action Plan (CAP) which you will be prompted to complete in order to prepare for expected and unexpected situations. 

This new course is designed to help people who act as caregivers and has been made possible through a collaboration with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, Thrive Group, and McMaster Continuing Education. Funding was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs. Further funding through the Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario enables the course's sustained delivery. The program will help improve your knowledge and confidence in your role as a caregiver. 

Because the ​course is delivered entirely online, you should have reliable access to a computer and the internet to participate. The course can be done in your home, or in a public space, such as a library. You will also need an email address to register for the course. ​

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