A resource and education program that teaches caregivers how to meet the needs of a loved one with an injury, illness or disability.
Teaches caregivers how to meet the needs of a loved one with an injury, illness or disability. Caregivers can be parents, spouses, family members or friends. Caregivers learn about the physical, emotional and psychological impacts of the injury, illness, developmental delay or disability. The educational programs were developed by health professionals and physicians at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (GRH), other Alberta Health Services (AHS) sites, and community partners. The material is designed to provide optimum care, to provide information on various resources, and to build confidence and self reliance of caregivers. Caregivers are also provided with strategies and suggestions for developing strong networks in the community and with other caregivers.
The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Toolkit is now available! This online training toolkit is offered to assist parents and families caring for a child/youth with a neurodevelopmental disability such as autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder or cerebral palsy. Available modules include: basics in each of these disabilities; mental health supports for these children / youth; navigation across key transitions; and pathways to find support for families. This online training course is provided at no charge through self-registration at Alberta Caregiver College and certificates of completion are available for registered students. The NDD Toolkit includes resources and information from content experts as well as individuals with personal experience who tell their own story!
Powerful Tools for Family Caregivers is designed for non-paid caregivers of adults and children. The online course includes four core modules: The Caregiving Journey, Perspectives on Health and Disability Coping Strategies and Stress, Resources and Support.
The course also includes six optional modules that cover unique issues:
- Dealing with Communication Challenges
- Dealing with Emotional Issues
- Dealing with Depression,
- Dealing with Cognitive Difficulties
- Intimacy and Sexuality
- Physical Activity and Chronic Disability
This course is now open for registration.
Caregiving Learning Series
The ACC® Webcasting Learning Series helps caregivers to learn more about caregiving and will cover a broad range of topics that target both urban and rural audiences. The monthly 1 hour series was delivered by subject matter experts from the Glenrose for in-person attendance and broadcast on a monthly basis through web-casting technology and videoconferencing (Telehealth). The webcasts were recorded and are available on-line at the college.
Caregivers of Older Adults
This course provides family caregivers with additional skills for enriching the quality of life of the older adult. The course content has recently been enhanced and is being piloted and evaluated. More information on how to participate in the pilot is available from the college website.
Caregivers of Survivors of Brain Injury and Stroke (currently in revision)
This course examines common patterns that result from brain injury / stroke as well as suggests personal coping and responsive strategies for the caregiver and their loved one. This course is delivered in six in-person sessions, twice per year at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and is also accessible to other regions in Alberta by videoconferencing (Telehealth) and via webcasting in caregiver homes.