Welcome to the Caregiver Center at the Camarillo Health Care District, a sanctuary for compassionate support and assistance.
We understand how difficult it is to have a loved one living with a chronic illness or significant change in health status, and we understand that it can be overwhelming.
The Caregiver Center is intentionally designed to:
- Help caregivers understand that they ARE a caregiver;
- Provide a calm and compassionate environment designed for respect and dignified learning;
- Support the emotional, physical, mental and financial needs of family caregivers.
The Caregiver Center offers high-quality education, skills training, programs and resources to help caregivers be the best they can be, while also taking care themselves. Please see the classes and educational opportunities below or search in the Classes section under the Healthy Living Programs tab.
Many family members and friends serve as caregivers without realizing it. Such "family" caregivers serve as the backbone of America's long-term care system, and it often comes at great physical, emotional, and financial cost to the caregiver. Statistics show that giving care for a period of months or years can result in the caregiver having increased emotional stress, depression and health issues.
The Center is friendly, professional and intentionally designed to provide practical, compassionate and reality-based support for caregivers, with a variety of services available either at the Center, in your own home, or over the phone. Many services are provided at no charge. The Center can also assist with Health Promotion and Disease Prevention services.