If you help a family member with picking up groceries, rides to the doctor, fixing meals and other chores around the house, you are a family caregiver. Family caregivers who try to do it all often risk their own health and well-being while helping out their loved one.
Caregiver SOS offers services at no charge that help family caregivers to continue caring and living well. Services are offered through our trained Caregiver SOS staff who provide wellness activities, information, support, and education in our Caregiver SOS resource centers and community locations near you. In addition to local programming, services are offered virtually through our Caregiver Teleconnection program. To find our more information, contact us at 1-866-390-6491 or via our website, www.caregiversos.org.
The Caregiver Teleconnection is a free, safe, and confidential program that uses the telephone to connect family caregivers with trusted experts as well as other family caregivers. Telephone learning sessions are available on topics important to families and feature doctors, lawyers, social workers and other experts with information you need. Caregivers can participate from anywhere just using their phone. No need to travel, get dressed up, or hire someone to stay with your family member.
Go to www.caregiverteleconnection.org or call 866-390-6491 to see a calendar of upcoming sessions or to register to become a member at no cost. Caregiver SOS Email News Blast is a monthly email newsletter for family members to keep up to date on information and resources to help them. Sign up at www.caregiverteleconnection.org.
The Stress-busting Program for Family Caregivers is proven to help caregivers caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia to reduce their stress, anxiety and anger, and improve how they feel about life. Caregivers meet once a week for 90 minutes over nine weeks to learn new coping skills. Courses are offered in a variety of locations at no cost.
For more information on our Stress-busting program, visit our website www.caregiverstressbusters.org.
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