Caregiver Training/Education

New programs offered through the Area Agency On Aging:

Creating Confident Caregivers  is a university-tested program for family members caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Two hour sessions, once a week for six weeks. Learn skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase effective care giving skills.

PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  Learn ways to manage chronic or long-term health conditions. Six-week workshop, 2 1/2 hour each week.

A Matter of Balance is designed for those who have concerns about falling. Sessions will help you view falls as controllable, make lifestyle changes to reduce falls and increase strength and balance with exercise.


Find free programs for older caregivers funded by the National Family Caregiver Support Program in your community.  Subjects include: Dementia, caregiver stress, maintaining a healthy home, infection control, food and nutrition, wheelchair use and transferring, using oxygen equipment and more.  Adult day care (respite) may be available.

If you are unable to leave the home, private in-home sessions may be scheduled.

BAY County Division on Aging: 989-895-4100

Golden Horizons Adult Day Care: 989-892-6644

CLARE County Council on Aging:  989-539-8870

GLADWIN County Council on Aging: 989-426-5450 or 800-952-3160

GRATIOT County Commission on Aging: 989-875-5246

ISABELLA County Commission on Aging: 989-772-0748

MIDLAND County Senior Services :    989-633-3700 or 800-638-2058 toll free

SAGINAW COUNTY Commission on Aging:   989-797-6880 or 866-763-6336 toll free

HDC in Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties:   989-673-4121 or 800-843-6394