Caring for Caregivers

Caregiver Assessment, Respite, Education & Support (CARES) supports Washtenaw County caregivers to recharge, reconnect, and regroup.

CARES provides caregivers compassionate support, education and respite to promote health and well-being considering the following variables:

• Physical and Emotional Health
• Physical Stamina
• Financial Security
• Perceived Personal Freedom of caregivers

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
• A brief assessment to get to know you and your needs
No-Cost Respite care to give you a break (
Customized education and support
Assistance with community resources
Low fee transportation for you and your loved one

Assistance is available for up to 24 hours of NO COST respite during a 90-day period. Participation will be limited.

Respite care includes services such as:

COMPANION CARE: meal preparation, companionship, household chores, errands

SKILLED CARE: bathing, dressing, dementia care, chronic condition care

UPCOMING CAREGIVER CONVERSATIONS:

October 22, 2019

3:00PM—4:30 PM

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1500 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI

Enjoy pastries and coffee with peers as we share information and experiences and learn from each other. The group will include educational content, is facilitated by a licensed JFS Social Worker, and is open to anyone who cares for someone aged 60+.

For more information, contact:
Roberta Hirshon, MA, LMSW
734-769-0209 ext. 374

UPCOMING CARING FOR YOU, CARING FOR ME:

Mondays: 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, & 12/2 (NO meeting 11/25)

4:00PM—6:00 PM

United Way, 2305 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor 48104 

 A unique, no-cost group which aims to educate and support professional and family caregivers in a relaxed setting. Facilitated by a licensed master social worker, the group will follow a well-established curriculum known to improve the well-being of caregivers.

 Specific Topics Covered:

  • What it means to be a caregiver
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Building cooperative relationships
  • Preventing and solving problems
  • Accessing and developing resources
For more information, contact:
Roberta Hirshon, MA, LMSW
734-769-0209 ext. 374

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