The principals of Caregiving Institute - came to the conclusion that the best way to enable family caregivers to find what they need to know is to put needed information into their hands. Most family caregivers do not have the time or enough knowledge to search it out. Therefore a consortium of government agencies, authors, physicians and medical industry executives created this virtual, easily accessible, learning center with what caregivers need.
Area Agencies on Aging - Can be both public or private non-profit agencies designated by the state to address needs and concerns of older persons, including caregivers. In Utah they are organized by counties. Each of the 12 AAAs are now primarily responsible for a geographic area, categorized into a unique regional government planning council.
Utah Hospital Association, University of Utah Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital - Since 1920 Utah hospitals have dedicated themselves to representing Utah’s hospital community, providing a forum for current advocacy, collaboration and learning. UHA celebrates all those that have helped create a thriving healthcare system here in Utah for over 100 years.
AARP, Utah Commission on Aging, Utah Department of Aging and Adult Services, Utah Caregiver Support Program, Are well-known organizations that are able to contribute needed balance and other specialized training, education and relevant information. These helpful organizations are able to draw from resources to add classes otherwise not available to caregivers.
The Family Caregivers Directory - The Directory contributes virtual videos, answers, magazines, newsletters, blogs, books, reports, research, to the Institute for the benefit of all family caregivers. It is a training and information storehouse. All the critically needed information, training, assistance, medical applications, counsel, advice and knowledge, are now available.
We formed the Caregiving Institute to enable busy and over-stressed family caregivers to find answers and solve their emotional problems as well as obtain training and education to help with their difficult care giving to home-bound patients.