Free Online Courses for Family Caregivers
November 23, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) announced their partnership with Trualta to create a free online educational tool for family caregivers across Wisconsin, which is the first state in the US to offer free online courses like this for family caregivers.
“Most people find themselves responsible for the care of another person with little warning. In the midst of a global pandemic, we realize that caregivers need easy access to innovative resources that complement the training, emotional support and respite services provided by Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) and health care providers,” said Lynn Gall, Family Caregiver Support Programs Manager, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Today, it is estimated that there are nearly 600,000 family caregivers across Wisconsin. It is estimated that “family caregivers provide 80% or more of care for loved ones,” says Jonathan Davis, Founder and CEO of Trualta. “We are proud to partner with the state of Wisconsin to help family caregivers feel confident and keep loved ones at home longer, particularly when the health care system is overburdened with COVID-19.”
According to The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving Report, it is estimated that by 2040, the population of those people 65 and older will increase by over 70%. Caregivers are going to continue to be needed even more in the future.
Round the clock care is extremely challenging, and by offering tools like online courses to caregivers, they can be better prepared to meet those challenges. Anyone caring for an older adult can benefit from Trualta’s support, whether they are seeking personal care training, safety and fall prevention tips, help caring for a person with dementia, caregiver wellness ideas, or other support.
Get access to FREE online educational resources to help caregivers:
• Develop essential skills
• Learn about health issues
• Manage care for loved ones
• Take care of yourself
To register for free online caregiver courses, visit WisconsinCaregiver.org to sign up for access to Trualta’s library of online resources.
Trualta (www.trualta.com) supports families managing care for loved ones at home via an online learning platform. In partnership with innovative healthcare payers, providers, government and social service organizations, Trualta provides better care at lower cost.
About the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.:
The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. (GWAAR) (https://gwaar.org/) is a nonprofit agency committed to supporting the successful delivery of aging programs and services in 70 counties and 11 tribes in Wisconsin.
About The Department of Health Services (DHS):
The Department of Health Services (DHS) is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin and is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin, making sure everyone can live their best life. DHS oversees Medicaid, the single largest program in the state budget, and other health and social service programs. DHS ensures that the care provided to Wisconsin residents is high quality and provided in accordance with state and federal law; ensures that Wisconsin taxpayer dollars are being used effectively and efficiently by preventing and detecting waste, fraud, and abuse; and works to continue Wisconsin's long tradition of strong health outcomes and innovation.