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Services for Caregivers

Services for Caregivers

Older adults struggling with debilitating or chronic conditions may rely on friends and family to help manage care due to the costs associated with hiring private home care. Caregiving tasks often include socialization, managing medical appointments, helping with personal care and meals, and managing the household finances. These tasks may seem small initially but can increase in the level of commitments and stress as time goes on.

While family caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, It’s not unusual for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the strain of giving care in addition to their other responsibilities to family and work. CMAP is here to help.

SOCIAL/SUPPORT GROUPS

Even superheroes need help sometimes

CMAP facilitates caregiver support groups, offering three meetings a month.

Caregivers

The caregiver group is for anyone, of any age, who is providing care and support for an older adult.

Group meets virtually at 3:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month.

No Fee

Facilitator: Billi Charron, MSW, CMAP Social Worker

Early-Stage Memory Loss Support Group

Support group for people with early-stage memory loss to be led by an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer with extensive experience as caregiving and a leader in the field of aging. The person with memory loss and their care partner are invited to attend. The group meets at 3:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

No Fee

Facilitator: Eileen Doremus, Alzheimer’s Association

Forget-Me-Not: Dementia Caregivers

This group is for anyone who has a loved one with dementia, cognitive decline, or other memory-related diagnoses. Participants can join from home or come into the office to be present with others who are on the same caregiving path. During the support group, the Memory Café is open for those with memory loss to engage in a meaningful activity. The group meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

No Fee

Facilitator: Billi Charron, MSW, CMAP Social Worker

CASE MANAGEMENT

Putting a care plan into place

CMAP Social Service team has extensive personal and professional experience related to caregiving, including a master’s level social worker on staff who is experienced in providing support and information about aging issue and caregiving.

Our social services department evaluates each family’s needs, resources, and options and helps them find the local services that they require, including:

For people caring for a loved one with memory loss we can offer:

“I love that I have a place to laugh and cry with people who understand and don’t judge me.”

— JOANN S.