Family Caregivers — Doing Double Duty - PT268

Family Caregivers — Doing Double Duty

by Diane K Pastor, PhD, MBA, NP-C, FNAP
(4.3 / 795 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


The impact on the health and financial well-being of family caregivers is significant. U.S. companies experience billions of dollars in lost productivity as a result of family caregiving’s impact on their employees. Nurses and other healthcare professionals have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives and health of family caregivers. Research documents a chance to improve the health of caregivers when programs are designed to save caregivers time; to relieve them from their responsibilities, even briefly; and to reduce stress and make them feel valued and cared about.


The goal of this caregiver continuing education program is to help nurses, EMTs and paramedics, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers understand the effect of providing care on the family caregiver and in particular, the employed family caregiver. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the issues and trends surrounding family caregiving
  • Discuss the effects of family caregiving when one is also employed
  • Relate the implications of family caregiving for nursing and other disciplines

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the NY State Education Dept. of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/21.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of Tx PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the OH PT Association (approval no. 08S1256 for 12/15/08 to 12/15/09, 09S1580 for 12/16/09 to 12/16/10, 11S0704 for 12/17/10 to 12/17/11, 11S1796 for 12/18/11/ to 12/18/12, 12S2067 for 12/19/12 to 12/19/13; 14S0334 for 12/20/13 to 12/20/14; 14S1711 for 12/21/14 to 12/21/15; 15S2217 for 12/22/15 to 12/22/16; 16S2246 for 12/23/16 to 12/23/17;  17S6267 for 12/24/17 to 12/24/18); the FL PT Association (approval no. CP81213003, exp. date 12/31/08; approval no. CP90013194, exp. date 12/31/09; approval no. CP100015263, exp. date 12/31/10; CP110017108 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CP120117117 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019614 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021515 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023694 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27108 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518201 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-518201 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the TX Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 44627A for 12/15/08-12/15/09); the TN PT Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 3749 for 04/21/11 to 04/20/12; 4248 for 04/21/12 to 04/20/13, 4989 for 04/21/13 to 04/20/14, 5477 for 04/21/14 to 04/20/15; 6038 for 04/21/15 to 04/20/16; 2016-159 for 04/21/16 to 04/20/17; 2017-060 for 04/21/17 to 04/20/18); the PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE002193 for 05/28/11 to 12/31/12, PTCE003859 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006368 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010126 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 492-2008 for 12/15/08-1/31/10, 296-2010 for 2/1/10 to 1/31/12, 102-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 195-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-591 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18; 1801-186 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 07/26/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437-2654, exp. date 12/01/09; approval no. 437.3198 for 2/1/2010 to 2/1/2011; 437-3792 for 04/01/11 to 04/01/12; 437-4071 for 04/01/12 to 04/01/13; 437-4781 for 04/01/13 to 04/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL PT Act (437-2654) published by the IL Dept. of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a max. of 50% of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 10/6/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/6/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/6/2018


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Judith O - Philadelphia, PA  ·  Nov 09, 2018
This course is very important to take and understand how difficult for the caregivers, because most want the best their love one, but sometimes it becomes exhausting and they feel their is no support for them as care givers.
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Mary R - Encinitas, CA  ·  Nov 07, 2018
This course was short and thorough
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BERNADETTE S - springfield, PA  ·  Oct 29, 2018
Very informative and interesting
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Lynette R - Wellington, CO  ·  Oct 24, 2018
Useful, informative course
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Michael C - Downey, CA  ·  Oct 24, 2018
Good overview of family caregivers
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Price: $19.00
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