Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is an educational program that provides family caregivers with the skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for someone with a chronic illness. PTC consists of six 90 minute or 2-1/2 hour classes co-led by trained facilitators who employ a standardized curriculum.

In the six-week PTC class, caregivers learn how to:

  • Utilize community resources
  • Better manage stress
  • Communicate effectively with friends, family & healthcare providers
  • Cope with difficult emotions
  • Take better steps to care for themselves

State & Community Resources

The Montana PTC program has compiled this list of
valuable state-wide and community resources. 
This list has been designed with spaces for organizations to
fill in their local agency/service organization information. 
Please download this list and share it with all your caregivers. 

Resource list in Word format (editable).
Resource list in PDF format.

State and National Resources

Alzheimer's Association - Montana Chapter website with listings of
support groups, educational opportunities, and how to get involved.

Caregiver Center that includes online training, caregiver stress check,
an online support community, and much more.

Alzheimer's Association information sheet with 24/7 helpline, topics of
interest, and informational brochures.

Upcoming PTC Classes

Cascade County Extension

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes:
Tuesdays, January 28 - March 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Great Falls Public Library,
301 2nd Ave N
Great Falls, MT 59401

Registration deadline: January 24, 2020

Registration Form

For more information about this class contact:
Katrin Finch, 406-454-6980 or

There is no fee for the class.