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Family Caregiving

More than 44 million American Families are Caring for a Loved One at Home.

Caring for a parent, spouse or friend at home can be overwhelming. If you are like most caregivers you want to feel you are doing everything you can to provide the best care possible. Plus like many caregivers, you may have many other commitments including a job and additional family.

But you're not alone. The American Red Cross has a Family Caregiving Program and this program has been designed to:

  • Teach skills for caring for the elderly, chronically ill and disabled at home;
  • Help organizations in the communities served by the American Red Cross provide services that benefit the growing senior population
  • Prepare families to take on the responsibility and challenges of caring for a loved one at home.

The program consists of nine individual topic-based modules for caregivers. Choose those modules that best fit your needs - they can be taken separately or in combination. Topics include:

  • Home Safety
  • General Caregiving Skills
  • Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move
  • Assisting with Personal Care
  • Healthy Eating
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Legal and Financial Issues
  • Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia
  • Caring for a Loved One with HIV/AIDS 


Call Nora Ruiz for more information at 

956-423-0523 or 1-800-785-7851

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American Red Cross - South Texas Red Cross

P.O. Box 2202, Harlingen, TX 78551-2202
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
Pharr Office
425 W. State St.
office: (956) 787-7851   fax: (956) 787-6841
Marta Fuentes-Service Center Coord.
Harlingen Office-Headquarters
6914 W. Expressway 83
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
Chris Delgado-Service Center Coord.

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