Spring/Summer 2009 Caregiver Newsletter
Counseling for Caregivers:
Counseling is available over the phone, in the office, or in the home if necessary. You can share your concerns about managing both the practical and emotional aspects of caring for a loved one with physical or mental limitations. Counseling is provided by the Caregiver Services Coordinator, Elizabeth Weimer
Consultation and Referral Service:
Connecting caregivers with other services and programs in the community that can support and assist them. This service provides an overview of options and help point you in the right direction.
Caregiver Respite Program:
Taking a break from day to day care giving responsibilities is often referred to as “respite.” It is a short time of rest or relief. The caregiver respite grant is a monetary allotment for the purpose of reimbursing the primary caregiver for respite assistance. Supplemental Services are also available on a limited basis, to purchase services/items not covered by insurance, other programs or funding sources.
The Caregiver’s Corner Resource Center:
an information center where caregivers can obtain materials pertaining to topics that are of importance to them. Books, pamphlets, brochures, videos and more are available for free or for loan.
The Caregiver Newsletter:
is a quarterly publication that educates and supports caregivers by addressing topics and issues that are of interest to elders and the people who care for them. This newsletter also keeps caregivers informed of upcoming activities in the community. Included in this newsletter is a section for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
includes workshops, courses and health fairs that are held in the community. A Caregiver Services person is also available, at no charge, to speak to area churches, businesses and other organizations on a variety of topics related to the elderly.
Alzheimer's Support Groups
- Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., Seneca Hill Manor, Adult Day Care Room, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego. Contact Kathy Cocciole, phone 349-5344
- Fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Divine Mercy Church Parish, Route 11. Contact Gail Lauricella, phone 676-7533