Essentials of Caregiving – Learning to be a Caregiver

Join the Caring for the Caregiver for a virtual session on Learning to be a Caregiver.

Are you a caregiver? The Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 report presents a portrait of what an unpaid “family” caregiver looks like. The term family caregiver refers to a person, friend, or family, who takes on the responsibility of caring for another person. As reported more than one and five Americans (21.3 percent or 53 million) are caregivers who provided care to a loved one over the age of 18.

One of the most striking findings from the report is that family caregivers (26%) continue to have difficulty coordinating care and struggle to find the support they need. Family caregivers routinely act as an extension of the health care system by performing complex medical care and are truly the voice for their recipients. The UT Health Caring for the Caregiver program offers monthly Essentials of Caregiving classes that allow caregivers to join sessions either virtually or in person. Each session is designed to provide caregivers with the education and resources available to help support them in their role as family caregivers.

This month we will meet virtually to discuss topics such as how to find resources, care teams, support systems, and what important documents you need to have in place. Whether you have recently taken on the new role of a family caregiver or have been established in the role for some time, this session is a beneficial resource as you navigate the experience of caring for your loved one.

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Session hosted by the UT Health School of Nursing’s Caring for the Caregiver Program.  For more information on this event, contact Jennifer Brackett at 210-450-8715 or

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