New program for family caregivers in Oregon

New program for family caregiversThere is a new program, which is called Powerful Tools for Caregivers, that will be offered to family caregivers in Oregon, according to the Democrat Herald.

The program is put on by the Benton Hospice Service and the Samaritan Cancer Resource Center, and is intended to help these caregivers who need help with Alzheimer's care along with other illnesses communicate, balance their lives, reduce stress, boost confidence and help with the hard choices that they may be forced to make, according to the media outlet.

It is a six-session program and starts in July. There is a book that goes along with the course, which is called the Caregiver Helpbook. The classes are $25, and if money is an issue, there is financial help for those who are qualified, the news source reports.

According to the National Family Caregivers Association, 23 percent of family caregivers are over 65-years-old. Therefore, it may be important for these individuals to seek local help in order to keep themselves healthy as well.