Are you a Family Caregiver?

A family caregiverWelcome to the Arizona Caregiver Coalition web site! Are you caring for a loved one who is either aging, a child or an adult dealing with a chronic condition, or living with a disability? The Arizona Caregiver Coalition was created to support you and your family (that includes everyone) and this site was made just for you and so many others like you. You are not alone. We offer support and help finding access to information, assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful options for you and your loved one.  Here are a couple of helpful links to get you started:

Not sure if you’re a family caregiver?   -   AMA-Caregiver Assessment Tool


Feeling stretched caring for a loved one??

Join us for our FREE Powerful Tools for Caregivers training is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself.
The six one-and-a-half hour class sessions held once a week are led by certified, experienced class leaders.
You’ll learn to
• Reduce stress
• Improve self-confidence
• Balance your life
• Better communicate your feelings
• Increase ability to make tough decisions
• Locate helpful resources and respite care
Respite Care Available! Per-Registration Required
Call the Caregiver Resource Line:  1-888-737-7494                                  pre-register by leaving a message for Elizabeth Harris, Respite Project Coordinator or email us at CRL@AZCaregiver.net Subject Line: Powerful Tools for Caregivers.

We now offer a list of classes being offered in your community.

Join the classes to learn more about self-care education for family caregivers . The Powerful Tools for Caregivers education and training will provide you with tools and strategies to better assist you so you can thrive in your role as caregiver. 

Check out what is Powerful Tools for Caregivers?

In our six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. Check out the Class Description 


 

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 calendar_Events  Upcoming Training and Education available now on our Event Calendar!
 Check out statewide education and training at events/calendar.
 Add your events and trainings on our calendar. CLICK HERE

 

 


DEPRESSION?  DEMENTIA?  DELIRIUM?

careing for the caregiver

To be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014  1:00 – 5:00 pm    -    To RegisterClick Here 

Location:  Foundation for Senior Living, Caregiver House ,1201 East Thomas Road in Phoenix

The Arizona Geriatrics Society understands how important caregivers are; they are part of the entire team that provides healthcare to the elderly in Arizona.  The mission of AzGS is to provide continuing medical education to the interdisciplinary healthcare team of physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses, social workers, case managers, long term care & assisted living administrators, pharmacists, etc.  AzGS believes that knowledge is power.  The more caregivers understand the symptoms, progression and treatment of a disease, the better able they will be to care for a family member suffering from that disease.

These Family Caregiver Forums help family caregiver beter understand their role and alleviate stress. The  Arizona Geriatrics Society – Family Caregiver Forums are offered free of charge to all family caregivers thanks to a grant from the Area Agency on Aging, Region One.

 Space is limited, so register early! Either via the by mail, fax or phone  – (602) 265-0211, Fax (602) 274-8086, Email: askus@arizonageriatrics.org


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