Support For Caregivers

If you’re caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, disability or the frailties of old age it is likely that you have been putting your own needs on the back burner. Being “on call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week can be stressful and overwhelming; and if you’re caring for someone with mental health problems such as Alzheimer’s Disease it can be especially difficult. Many caregivers experience mental health challenges such as depression themselves. It’s important to find some respite to restore your own health and well-being. As a starting point Link Up with these resources:

The Glenner Memory Care Centers offers a variety of family resources and free weekly support groups for caregivers. These groups are open to the community and adult day programs are provided at no charge during the meeting. Call (619) 543-4700 or visit www.glenner.org.

Southern Caregiver Resource Center provides support groups and one-on-one help to Hispanic caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s through its REACHing Out program. Visit www.caregivercenter.org.

 

National Family Caregivers Association: www.nfcacares.org