DURHAM, NC (WNCN) — Durham Tech is now offering a course to help people learn the ins and outs of being a caregiver.
Willetha and Harold Barnette said after caring for Willetha’s mother they know that feeling of caring all too well. This inspired her to start a family carer training and support course at Durham Tech a few months ago.
This comes as the Global Coalition on Aging expects the nursing shortage to grow to around 151,000 people by 2030.
The Barnettes told CBS 17 about some of the lessons taught in that class.
“Getting the legal papers together, you know, a wound, you know, changing a dressing; They have so many responsibilities that fall on the caregiver,” Barnette said.
Willetha says interest has increased from people of all backgrounds.
“We had lawyers, we had social workers, we had nurses, and we had college professors,” Willetha Barnette said.
The virtual summer course starts on June 8th. For further information, click here.
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