Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be exhausting physically, emotionally, mentally and financially. In conjunction with the North Carolina Family Caregiver Program, Senior Resources of Guilford assists caregivers with the responsibilities of informal caregiving by:
- Helping them learn about and access available support services;
- Providing caregiver case assistants and options counseling;
- Referring caregivers to respite care services which can provide a break in caregiving responsibilities;
- Informing caregivers about support groups, counseling services and legal assistance;
- Advising caregivers of materials available through the Resource Libraries maintained by Senior Resources of Guilford in the Greensboro and High Point offices and the Resource sections within the Public Library branches.
The Family Caregiver Support Program assists caregivers who are age 60 and over or those who are caring for someone age 60 and over. This includes adult children assisting a parent, a wife or husband caring for his or her spouse, a parent over age 60 caring for an adult child with special needs, a niece or nephew caring for an older aunt or uncle, or a friend who is assisting an elderly neighbor.
Meet CATHI (Caregivers' Answers, Topics and Helpful Information)
In an endeavor to continually assist caregivers in the search for pertinent information regarding eldercare, Senior Resources of Guilford's Information and Referral Specialists address topics of most Frequently Asked Questions via Caregivers' Answers, Topics and Helpful Information (CATHI). Additionally, caregivers are also offered an opportunity to e-mail individual questions and an Information and Referral Specialist will reply. Have a question for CATHI?
Click here for the current CATHI question and answer.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Support groups and educational programs are available for grandparents age 55+ and over who are the primary support for their grandchildren.
A Memory Cafe provides a gathering place for friends with Alzheimer's Disease (or other dementias) along with their caregivers and families to relax and enjoy socialization, refreshments, discussion and entertainment. Participants can expect peer support, free valuable information and education, social contact with others having a similar experience, an informal and stigma-free environment. Coffee, treats and activities are all provided at no cost.
In Jamestown - Third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at
Jamestown United Methodist Church, 403 East Main Street, Jamestown NC 27282
Brent Howerton, Family Caregiver Specialist
From High Point and Jamestown: (336) 884-4816
From all other areas: (336) 373-4816