ORANGE — The American Red Cross is more than offering assistance during a disaster.
The program also offers a variety of courses to help individuals gain skills in an array of areas including Family Caregiving.
The course is given by as a modular program so one can pick and choice which are best suited for personal benefit.
As more and more families are choosing to care for their loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia or HIV/AIDS, the classes help participates provide better care for a parent, spouse or friend.
The nine modules are one hour each.
Presently the class is not regularly scheduled. A representative of the American Red Cross said if enough people showed an interest the organization would ensure an instructor would be available to teach the courses in the Orange County area.
For more information, contact the Orange County American Red Cross at 409-883-2322.
Family Caregiving courses:
• General Caregiving Skills
• Home Safety
• Assisting with Personal Care
• Healthy Eating
• Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move
• Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia
• Caring for a Loved One with HIV/AIDS
• Caring for the Caregiver
• Legal and Financial Issues