How we help
Caregivers can use available respite services to help themselves avoid becoming exhausted and overwhelmed with the continued demands of caregiving responsibilities.
Our Usual Care services are available for caregivers of an elder 60+ with a debilitating disease, chronic health conditions, or frailty.
- The Caregiver Social Worker can help you build on your strengths and assist you in managing the challenges that are often part of care giving. She brings knowledge, experience and understanding to her work. Her primary goal is to help you better manage your life and the life and health of your loved one.
- Coordination of information, support, and practical assistance: Provides caregiver with information on available community resources as well as links caregiver to necessary services. Services such as homemaker, chore, legal assistance and transportation may be important to you as you balance your time and find ways to take care of yourself.
- Coaching/counseling: Professional coaching/counseling that assists caregivers with identifying their needs and then develop a personal action plan. Services under this heading may include family counseling; problem solving; financial and legal counseling; coaching to build knowledge and skills so that caregivers can make decisions and provide care that meets both their own needs and those of their loved one.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease at home is challenging without support and can take a toll on a person's health. Support for individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease helps caregivers reduce stress, burn out and remain healthy.
Our Alzheimer's consulting is available for a caregiver of an individual, of any age, with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder.
Our caregiver consultant will help you:
- Understand Alzheimer's disease and how the disease may progress over time Develop strategies for coping with personality and behavior changes
- Learn how to handle challenging situations and solve everyday problems
- Create a support system of family
- Assessment of person-caring for an individual living with Alzheimer's disease
- Individual and family caregiver sessions to develop strategies to support the caregiver, family member with Alzheimer's disease, as well as other family members.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
African American culturally-specific environment, offering:
- Insights and feedback
- A place to share challenges and ways of coping
- Identification of available community resources
- Relevant monthly topics
- Guest speakers