Resources in San Antonio
Caring for the Caregiver is a program of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio. We offer a range of services including education, research, support groups, community engagement, and socialization opportunities.
The Essentials of Caregiving Classes
The Essentials of Caregiving are classes focused on providing support to caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Classes are hosted every second and fourth Thursday on the first floor of the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.
You can visit our event page to see when our next Essentials of Caregiving class will be held. Topics covered include:
- Understanding a diagnosis of dementia
- Learning to be a caregiver
- Finding connections in the community
- Caring for the caregiver
- Planning for future care
- Legal and financial planning
Caregiver Skills Training Workshops
The Caregiver Skills Training Workshops are provided monthly for caregivers to learn practical skills and receive hands-on training in transfer techniques, home safety, dental hygiene, nutrition, and medication management. These are held each month in the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing Simulation Lab (SL1.118) from 3:30-5:30pm.
The Virtual Dementia Tour is provided at the Caregiver Skills Training. It allows you to participate in an experience that simulates what a person with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia might experience because of their illness.
Please visit our event page to learn when our next caregiver skills training workshops will be held.
Our Approval Criteria
While there are many valuable resources available in the South Texas area, those listed on our website have been vetted to meet our criteria.
For a complete list of resources, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association Community Resource Finder.