IL Pathways to Health Classes

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - for caregivers of adults with chronic conditions

Powerful Tools for Caregivers® helps family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions develop the skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for others. The weekly topics range from reducing your stress to communicating in challenging situation and mastering caregiving decisions.

About the class

Classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours for 6 weeks. Class participants are provided with a Caregiver Helpbook for class as well as additional caregiver resources. 

Issues addressed include:

  • Reducing stress
  • Emotion management
  • Self confidence
  • Community resources
  • Hiring in-home help
  • Choosing a care facility

Benefits of the class

Classes provide participants with tools to help:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Manage time, set goals, and solve problems
  • Better communicate their feelings
  • Make tough decisions
  • Locate helpful resources 

Who should take the class

The program has been shown to have a positive impacts on caregiver health for a diverse group of caregivers including:

  • Spouses/ partners
  • Diverse ethnic communicates
  • Adult children of aging parents
  • Caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs

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