Caregiver Training and Planning

Prepare for the Present and the Future

Caregivers and their loved ones can benefit from trainings and resources that help them plan for the present and the future.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) support services include evidence-based care transitions, options counseling, disease prevention and health promotion interventions. Some ADRCs provide personalized education and training for caregivers based on their unique needs. Use this search tool to help you find the ADRC serving your area.


As a caregiver, you are an important family member, parent, child or friend to your loved one. You might also need the skills to be a medical professional, cook, housekeeper, physical therapist and more. The following trainings can help you learn the skills you need as a caregiver:

Advance Care Planning & Legal Assistance

Some caregivers are called to be the voice of their loved one during a medical crisis. Caregivers also want to make sure their loved one will be taken care of in the future. Legal documents and advance care planning can help you make decisions now to plan for the future.

Financial Tools

Providing care for a loved one can affect the ability of a caregiver to work outside the home. Learn what benefits are available and explore financial tools with the following resources:

Emergency Planning

Emergencies can happen at any time and planning ahead is important — especially for caregivers.