Free program on Caregiving
|Addresse||640 S 6th St|
|At||Clark County Family and Consumer Sciences|
640 S 6th St
Clark County Family and Consumer Sciences
The first step to successful caregiving is taking care of yourself. Being a family caregiver is a demanding role which requires an immense amount of dedication and commitment. This role also calls for a great deal of sacrifice. Because caregivers have to offer so much of themselves, it may leave them feeling empty— so empty they may feel as if they have nothing left to give. As a caregiver, you have to give to yourself in the same way you give to others. Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) can positively impact the caregiver experience. The program supports caregivers by enhancing self-care behaviors, examining ways to manage emotions, encouraging self-efficacy, and promoting the use of community resources. Research and evaluation of the PTC program has proven it to be beneficial to caregiver health for a diverse audience of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities.