February 9th, 2015
EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Care Partners, a quality training consortium funded by the State of Oregon and Oregon Department of Human Services, has launched a statewide caregiver training initiative to provide high quality, no-cost trainings for caregivers across the state.
The Oregon Legislature funded the caregiver training initiative in 2014 to address the overwhelming need for a well-trained workforce and additional community resources for family caregivers.
The initiative helps both professional and family caregivers understand how to best manage the care, services and support for the people they care for and love, ultimately helping improve the lives and care of aging Oregonians.
“This caregiver training initiative will provide the ever expanding network of professional and family caregivers across the state with training and resources to enrich the lives of aging Oregonians,” said Mike McCormick, Director of the Department of Human Service’s Aging and People with Disabilities Program.
Oregon Care Partners’ caregiver training initiative will no-cost in-person and online classes on topics through June, including:
Medication management to improve health outcomes and quality of life for aging Oregonians;
Best care practices to care for persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias;
Care and support strategies for older adults with challenging behaviors, and;
Specialized training for public safety workers on Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
All caregiver trainings offered by Oregon Care Partners are free and open to the public.
Visit www.OregonCarePartners.com to register and sign up for no-cost training.