Caregiver Education

Our knowledgeable staff provide free caregiver advice, education, and support for those helping loved ones. If your loved one needs help at home, our staff can offer advice on services available, respite help, hiring, financial assistance, and senior housing via telephone or in-home consultation. Free long-term care consultations are available to Ohioans who want to be better prepared for senior living, senior housing, or for help at home.

For information, resources and answers, contact the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging at (614) 645-7250, (800) 589-7277, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through our online request form.

Caregiver Workshops & Education

Caregiver Toolbox and other caregiver workshops are offered free to community groups, businesses, and other organizations in COAAA's eight-county region. County partners may also offer training and education sessions as well. The Toolbox topics address everyday challenges that may be experienced by someone caring for an older adult or person with a disability. COAAA caregiving experts can present individual Toolbox topics or the entire series. For a list of all topics view our Educational Presentations Brochure. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out if trainings are currently scheduled in your county or to make arrangements for caregiver workshops for your group.

Accessing Aging Resources (Online Video) (Handouts)
Caring for a loved one? Learn about resources and services that can help older adults and their family and friends assisting them with everyday living.

Planning Ahead series 
Avoid making critical decisions in the midst of a health crisis. Long-term care, the financial realities and legal tools for planning are discussed. Also addresses key considerations and resources to help with planning after the death of a loved one.
        Having the Conversation (Online Video) (Handouts)
        Important Documents (Online Video) (Handouts)
        Financial Realities of Medicare and Medicaid (Online Video) (Handouts
        Housing Choices (Online Video) (Handouts)
        After a Death (Online Video) (Handouts)
        If you are a Veteran (Online Video) (Handouts)

Navigating series 
Interacting with Healthcare Providers 
        In the Hospital Setting (Online Video) (Handouts)
        Palliative vs. Hospice Care (Online Video) (Handouts)
        Finding and Managing Care at Home  
        Finding and Managing Care in a Long-Term Care Facility (Online Video) (Handouts)

Nuts and Bolts of Care series 
Moving, Lifting and Transferring 
        Managing Medications 
        Common Equipment and their Use 
        Adapting the Home 

Preventing Burnout series 
Caregiving Through the Holidays (Online Video) (Handouts)
        Commons Signs of Burnout (Online Video) (Handouts)
        Strategies for Treating and Preventing Burnout 
        Common Family Dynamic 
        Challenging Care Situations 

Dementia series 
What Do We Mean by Dementia? (Online Video) (Handouts)
        As the Brain Deteriorates: What Stays and What Goes? (Online Video) (Handouts
        Managing Common Behaviors: Wandering, Bathing, Toileting, Sleeping, Eating (Online Video) (Handouts)

First Responder Training

COAAA offers free training for first responders that highlights tips and resources for interacting with older or frail adults and their caregivers? One of the topics includes interactions with people with sensory impairments, cognitive impairments, and dementia.