"There are four kinds of people in the world:
those who have been caregivers,
those who are caregivers,
those who will be caregivers,
and those who will need caregivers.”
– Rosalyn Carter (Helping Yourself Help Others)
Family members are the primary providers of long-term care for loved ones. Family caregiving is the act of assisting someone you care about. He or she may be chronically ill, disabled or unable to care for him or herself. Unfortunately, there is nothing simple about family caregiving. Each caregiver's experience is unique but can share the same issues.
Senior Connections' Caregiver Support Services provides:
- Information about available services
- Assistance with accessing other supportive services
- Individual counseling, support groups, training to help with problem solving and decision making
- Respite Care for temporary relief from caregiving roles
If you are a caregiver or anticipate being in a caregiver role in the near future and need support and guidance, please call (804) 343-3000.