Caregiving is hard. We’re here to help. Caring for an older relative or friend can be challenging. You may be concerned about their health. You may realize you don’t have all the information you need to assist them. You may feel alone and stressed.
Family caregivers are:
- Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 or older providing care to individuals 60 years or age and older
- Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
- Older relatives (not parents) age 55 and older providing care to children under the age of 18
- Older relatives, including parents, age 55 and older providing care to adults ages 18-59 with disabilities
Our team of social workers can offer/provide:
- Individual Supportive Counseling
- Ongoing Support Groups that educate caregivers about stages of illnesses and disease, especially dementia*
- Guidance with navigating the healthcare maze, long term care planning, and home care options
- Information on legal issues
- Assistance with benefits and entitlements
- Short-term respite care for qualified individuals
- Caregiver Workshops*
*Support Groups and Workshops are conducted in English. Other services are provided through translation.
are you a family caregiver?
If you provide any of the following unpaid services for a loved one or friend age 60 or older, you are a family caregiver.
- Provide unpaid help to a loved one – a family member, friend or neighbor.
- Regularly check in to verify your loved one’s safety and well-being.
- Coordinate medical care and/or medication management.
- Help with household maintenance and/or meal preparation.
- Assist with bill paying or other financial matters.
- Provide transportation to medical appointments and social outings.