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The Best Times Digital Edition

August 19, 2021

The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (JCAAA) continues to offer an innovative eLearning program for family caregivers of loved ones with dementia – part of a national program created by Trualta and offered by many aging offices across the country.

Designed to improve a caregiving situation, the free Trualta program features:

Skill-based training through an online learning system with supportive print materials.

A personalized learning journey based on relevant caregiving topics.

Personal care tips for showering and toileting.

Managing difficult situations like wandering, agitation and apathy.

Safety and injury prevention, identifying fall risks, and moving and transferring safely.

Caregiver wellness insights, including balancing work and caregiving.

“Expert level” training from professional-level providers. The caregiver support program provides a print and digital hybrid solution, so caregivers also receive printed booklets.

JCAAA staff will introduce the platform to families during a phone call or home visit. They can direct caregivers to the modules that would be most helpful to them and follow up to assist or encourage engagement as needed.

For more information or to participate in the JCAAA-sponsored program, call 913-715-8861.