Caregiver Services

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Caregivers are the family and friends who voluntarily take care of older persons in our community.

 

Caregiver Services provides:


Educational Workshops

  • Workshops offer caregivers an educational experience in a fun and relaxing environment. Connecting with other caregivers is an added benefit.

Regularly offered classes include:

Homecare options
Level of care issues
Health Care Proxy & Power of Attorney discussions 
Educational seminars on Alzheimer's and dementias
Services for Veterans
Plus many more!

Caregiver Corner Newsletter: Caregiver Corner is a caregiver focused newsletter that provides information, tips, and practical advice for people who are concerned about the health, safety, or well being of an older person.

Support Groups:  We offer Caregiver Chat groups that are dedicated to supporting you as a caregiver of an older friend or relative.   

Other support groups that could be helpful to caregivers are offered in various Broome County locations.  Click here for a list of these support groups.

Caregiver Resource Center: Materials include DVDs, books, and a variety of free pamphlets about homecare, stress and other caregiver issues. To utilize the Resource Center, call the Information and Assistance Line at 607.778.2411


Caregiver Resources:


Caregiver Links:

  • Today’s Caregiver www.caregiver.com
    Provides support and information on caring for the elderly
     
  • Well Spouse Association www.wellspouse.org
    For husbands, wives and partners of those with chronic illness or a disability
     
  • Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
    A Public voice for caregivers
      
  • Caregiving Blog http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/
    Jane Gross from the New York Times shares her story about caring for her late mother
     
  • Lotsa Helping Hands www.lotsahelpinghands.com
    A website where caregivers can create a calendar to coordinate services for the care receivers. A free services that keeps organize busy schedules.
     
  • The Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org
    The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research 

 


 

The Caregiver Services Program is supported by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging, New York State Office for Aging, and Broome County.

Contributions are accepted to help support this program.  All contributions are confidential and voluntary and no one is denied services due to an inability or unwillingness to contribute.

To make a contribution, please send checks or money orders to Broome County Office for Aging, PO Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902