Caregiver Support Services
Support Groups Can Help Caregivers
According to recent studies, there are an estimated 66 million caregivers in the United States who provide unpaid care to someone who is ill, disabled or aging. Close to 7 million provide care to an elderly loved one in need of assistance with daily living activities, like grooming or eating. Caregivers often report they are challenged by finding enough time to attend to their own needs, and consequently, their health, performance, family, social life and mental state begin to deteriorate.
Joining a caregiver support group can really help family caregivers as we cope with the stress of transitioning into the post-COVID world. The advantages of joining a caregiver support group include:
It is important to remember that the healthier you are, the better equipped you’ll be to help your loved one stay healthy.
The Caregiver Program is led by Kenneth (Ken) Thomas, the new Long Term Care Coordinator. For more information contact Ken at 315-785-5082.