Anyone who’s been a family caregiver quickly comes to realize that the tasks of the job are often more technical or demanding than the skill set of the caregiver. It’s not uncommon for a family caregiver to be asked to provide help that requires real training and practice, such as giving injections, cleaning catheters or managing medications. It can be daunting and dispiriting to be asked to undertake a task for which you have no training. Luckily, a new national alliance of groups, including AARP, The United Hospital Fund and the Family Caregiver Alliance have come together to produce training videos to help family caregivers with these hands-on tasks. The new Home Alone Alliance has so far put out 10 training videos, with the expectation that another 10 will be out by the end of the year. The videos are available in English and Spanish, and the goal is to disseminate their availability as widely as possible. So get your remote ready, and take a look at this Kaiser Health News article Here.