The National Family Caregiver Support Program
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The AAA's Family Caregiver Support Program provides a multifaceted system of support services for family caregivers. The Caregiver Program Specialist works in conjunction with Care Coordinators/Benefits Counselors to provide education, training, peer counseling, support groups, information to access to community resources and caregiver respite services.The Program provides:
Information to access to community resources and caregiver respite services
- Individual counseling, support groups, and training to assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems
- Respite care to temporarily relieve caregivers of their care-giving duties and responsibilities
- Limited supplemental services that complement the care provided by caregivers, such as:
- Adult Day Care
- Emergency Response
- Home Delivered Meals
- Health Maintenance
- Homemaker/Personal Assistance
- Institutional Respite
- Residential Repair
Why These Resources Are Needed
- The most rapid population growth is among people 85 and older with an
increasing number of people aged 100 and older
- 20% of the population will be over age 65 by 2030
- 62 - 70% of family caregivers are working part-time or full-time with over
50% working full-time
- American business is losing between $ 17.1 billion to $ 33.6 billion per year because of the direct and indirect costs of older caregiving
All supportive services are available on a donation basis.
A helpful website for grandparents raising grandchildren is: http://www.aarp.org/grandparentsThe Following Websites address Caregiver Stress, Resources, Dementia, End of Life Care, Legal Issues, Long-Distance Caregiving:
- Administration on Aging
- Aging Parents and Elder Care
- Alzheimer Association
- Alzheimer Solutions
- Eldercare Locator
- Family Caregivers Online
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Health and Human Services Commission Grandparents Raising Grandchildren [PDF]
- mmLearn.org Free Online Video Presentations
- National Alliance for Caregiving
- National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information
- National Family Caregiver Association
- Video Caregiving
Family Caregiver Support Group, Alzheimer's
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4601 Corona Drive, Corpus Christi, TX
361-883-3935 or 800-817-5743
Meets the last Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6410 Meadow Vista, Corpus Christi, TX
361-883-3935 or 800-817-5743
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lexington Place Nursing & Rehab
1661 West Yoakum, Aransas Pass, TX
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
401 East Third Street, Alice, TX
361-883-3935 or 1-800-817-5743 or 361-758-7686
Caregiver Support GroupGrandparents Raising Grandchildren
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5857 Timbergate, Corpus Christi, TX
361-883-3935 or 800-817-5743
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
4040 Greenwood Drive., Corpus Christi, TX
Be informed – sign up on our mailing list to hear about other Support Groups and Outreach events. For additional information contact: Felipa Lopez Wilmot 361-883-3935.
These facilitations are provided by: The National Family Caregiver Support Program.________________________________________________________________________________
Community Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers
Do you provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia?.You Are Not Alone
We know caregiving can be stressful, this program will teach:
For family caregivers of a loved one with dementia, program meets 90 minutes each week for 9 weeks for a group of up to 8 people. Confidential, supportive, trained caring facilitators with all materials provided. For additional information contact Felipa Wilmot 361-883-3935 or 1-800-817-5743.________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone Learining Sessions to provide Caregiver education and social interaction to family caregiver with different topics, dates & times throughout the month. Program offered in the Coastal Bend Area/Statewide Sessions. For additional information call Felipa Wilmot 361-883-3935 or 1-800-817-5743.________________________________________________________________________________
Schmieding Dementia Training
The Schmieding Dementia training is a course (12 clock hours) content includes: Introduction to Dementia & Alzheimer's disease, behaviour issues, activities, communication, end-of-life care, nutrition & fluid balance and caregiver stress & burnout. Classes are 4 hour sessions for 3 days and are held at Del Mar College/West Campus 4101 Old Brownsville Rd. Corpus Christi. For additional information call Felipa Wilmot 361-883-3935 or 800-817-5743.________________________________________________________________________________
Virtual Dementia Tour
This is an individual educational experience through simulated dementia. Person becomes impaired both physically & cognitiviely. The experience allows person be become sensitized to dementia & change perception of person with dementia. The times of sessions vary and most will be hosted at Del Mar College/West Campus 4101 Old Brownsville Rd. For additional information call Felipa Wilmot 361-883-3935 or 800-817-5743.________________________________________________________________________________
Provider Training Classes
FREE 8 hour "Care Provider Training" will teach basic skills to promote "Quality of Care in the Home"MODULE TOPICS:
Classes are held every other month second Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seating is limited; call to reserve your space *Certificate of completion are awarded. For additional information contact Felipa Lopez Wilmot, Caregiver Program Specialist (361) 883-3935 or (800) 817-5743_________________________________________________________________________________
American Red Cross Family Caregiving Program:
The Family Caregiving Program has been designed to:
The program consists of eight individual topic-based modules for caregivers. Choose those modules that best fit your needs - they can be taken seperatly or in combination.Topics Include:
Each module is offered in a one in a half hour session no matter which module is selected. Partcipants will enhance their skills, reduce stress and build confidence.Last Updated: 2013-01-21