Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers


Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week evidence-based education program for family caregivers that will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.

“After taking this class I am a more confident caregiver! Having tools to resolve problems is a definite advantage in becoming a better caregiver and a happier, wiser, healthier me… and a healthier ‘us’!” --class participant



About Powerful Tools for Caregivers:
     • Meets 2 ½ hours per week for six weeks
     • Small group (10-15 participants)
     • Professional-led self-management workshop
     • Promotes empowerment by teaching behavior management
     • Self-care tools developed:
          o Change negative self-talk         
          o Reduce personal stress         
          o Communicate needs to family members and healthcare or service providers         
          o Communicate more effectively in challenging situations         
          o Recognize the messages in emotions         
          o Deal with difficult feelings

Benefits of Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Self-Care Behaviors: (e.g. increased exercise, relaxation and medical check-ups)
  • Management of Emotions: (reduced guilt, anger, and depression)
  • Self-Efficacy: (increased confidence in coping with caregiving demands)
  • Use of Community Resources: (increased utilization of local services)

Classes hosted by the Caregiver Resource Center OC