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Caregivers to get hands-on experience

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), Nurses Unlimited, Health Training Services, and the City of San Marcos will host “Hands On, Caregiving at Home”, a seminar to support families caring for elderly loved ones in the home. The seminar will start at 9 a.m., July 22, at the City of San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.

“’Hands On, Caregiving at Home’ is designed to uplift local caregivers and boost their confidence in providing care by giving them instructions on assisting family members or friends with routine tasks and activities needed for daily living,” said Jill Findlay, AAACAP assistant director.

Staff from Health Training Services will demo proper techniques used to perform day-to-day activities. These include assisting someone in and out of bed and safely bathing. Caregivers also will learn proper use of adaptive equipment such as walkers, canes and gait belts, and receive an instructional handbook.

AAACAP will open the seminar by presenting several local services and programs available to people older than 60 and family caregivers. Other caregiving topics will be discussed.

Lunch will be provided. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required by calling 512-392-4662 or 512-916-6041.

> Learn more about AAACAP.
> Discover more about local caregiving resources.

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