AAAs play a crucial information and referral role, connecting families with local providers who can help them create a caregiving plan, address specific challenges, or identify support services.” Caregivers usually do not know what they are seeking when calling an agency, so AAA staff can aid caregivers to explore a spectrum of issues so the caregiving family can make informed decisions in their situation.
These training materials were compiled by a workgroup of Idaho’s AAA Information and Assistance Specialists (I&A) and ICOA as an objective of the Creating Dementia Capable Systems project during 2019. The project was funded by grant # 90ADSG000101 to the Idaho Commission on Aging from the U.S. Administration on Community Living. The content is meant as a basic training for new AAA I&A and other employees or volunteers, who may work with caregivers and the public. Most of the materials can also be shared with caregivers as resources.
Please read and review the following material:
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