Caregiver Resource Center
Untrained, informal family caregivers usually get the job unexpectedly. Caregivers of all ages are appointed the role by family or friends for a myriad of reasons: medical emergencies, sudden onset of a chronic illness, unanticipated issues related to aging or other scenarios. The Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) can help.
- Respite that gives caregivers a break from their day-to-day duties for self-care.
- Nutritious meals delivered to the home for older adults who are unable to manage meal preparation and those with limited or no access to food.
- Information and assistance regarding availability and eligibility requirements of government programs and support.
- TCARE assessments to identify areas causing distress and recommend personalized interventions like respite and support groups to prevent burnout; and one-on-one individualized conversations to discuss challenges related to caregiving.
- Monthly support groups including:
- “Caregivers Connecting” that gives informal caregivers a chance to talk with other family caregivers in similar situations, share experiences, advice, and words of encouragement.
- “Early-Stage Memory Loss,” an eight-week support group for those living with early-stage dementia or MCI (mild cognitive impairment) and their care partners. “Early stage” refers to people, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders and are in the beginning stages of the disease. This group offers dementia-related education and emotional support and connections with resources.
- “Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children” that provides inspiration, encouragement and education for adult relatives who provide a vital safety net to children.
- Memory Cafes, social gatherings for people experiencing memory loss and their caregivers to engage with others in similar situations and participate in music, art therapy, and other special programs./li>
- “Caregiver Stress-Busting Dementia Program,” a 9-week course for caregivers of those experiencing memory loss that focuses on support, problem-solving, education, and stress management techniques.
Home Delivered Meals
Stress-Busting Dementia Program
2. Support Groups
Caregivers Connecting Support Group
Early-Stage Memory Loss Support Group
Grandparents Raising Children Support Group
View the full list of services offered by Pathlights.