Care Consultations are confidential, personalized discussions that can help sort out and address issues important to you. A professional social worker can help you prioritize needs, address concerns, and make recommended plans for living independently at home. Plans also include direct assistance in accessing a broad variety of community resources such as nutrition services, transportation issues, caregiver burden, home modifications and assistive devices, relaxation and educational opportunities, legal and insurance services, and more. We appreciate the strength and courage it takes to approach these issues, and we’re here to support you. Appointments available in-person, virtually or telephonically. Call 800-900-8582.
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Finding Meaning and Hope
How can family caregivers regain hope and build resilience when dealing with feelings of ongoing loss while caring for someone with chronic illness, like dementia? This series equips family caregivers with an understanding of ambiguous loss, the phrase coined by Dr. Pauline Boss to describe the loss one feels when someone is physically present but mentally absent. "Finding Meaning and Hope" explores skills that help you stay strong, healthy, resilient and positive as you navigate your caregiving journey with healing and hope. Join our interest list by calling 805-388-1952.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. This educational program is designed to help caregivers maintain their personal well-being to better care for their loved one or friend. (6-week series).
**Virtual class offering below**
Nov. 8-Dec. 13 (W) 2-3:30 p.m. l 6-week series l R l $25 for materials (non-District residents add $4)
Session 0: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2-3:30 p.m. (to get you familiar with the online platform)
Call 805-388-1952 to register.
Dealing with Dementia
The Dealing with Dementia Program was developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute as an evidence-informed educational support program for caregivers of people living with dementia. This four-hour workshop highlights topics such as: the caregiving experience with an easily understandable explanation of dementia, best practices in caregiving, and problem solving with dementia behaviors. Learn tips for caregivers to find time for self-care and stress management. Completed workshop participants will receive a comprehensive manual for dementia caregivers. We currently have three offerings.
Thursday, Dec. 7 and 14, 2-4 p.m. (in person, 2-part class)
Please call to register. Fee $30 (cost of materials. Non-District residents add $4).