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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:
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 36 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

With Gratitude:

JFS of Washtenaw County gratefully acknowledges the Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and the Ralph Wilson Cares Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for their ongoing support of the CARES program. 

 

 

March 8, 2021 | 4:00pm-4:30pm

Please join us for this 30-minute virtual presentation featuring Terrence G. Quinn, Esq., President and Founder of The TGQ Law Firm. TGQ is an Ann Arbor-based law firm specializing in Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law.

Place: Your computer or another device with an internet connection. Once registered, you will receive a follow-up message with a link to the meeting.

If you are interested in more information, please contact:

Roberta Hirshon, MA, LMSW
734-769-0209 ext. 374

Caregiver Corner

Caregiver Corner: “I will never put you in a nursing home…”

As a caregiver for a loved one, we want to meet their needs and honor their requests so one of the most common phrases we might say to our older adult, especially when they say to us, “please don’t…” is, “I will never put you in a nursing home, let strangers take care...

Caregiver Corner: Caregiving During a Pandemic

To say that coronavirus is a challenge is an understatement for everyone, but if you are a caregiver--it is particularly difficult due to the stressors already one faces. The fear and anxiety about contracting a serious illness is very scary and self-isolation can...

Caregiver SPOTLIGHT!

Paul Shifrin has been the caregiver for his sister and her friend since his mother died several years ago. Until a few weeks ago, his sister and her friend were living in  Farmington Hills but the distance made it difficult for him to oversee her care. He just...

Caregiver SPOTLIGHT!

Ocene Neglik came to the JFS Caregiver Support Group in January 2019 and has been a regular attendee since then. She agreed to share her story with us for this month’s Caregiver Spotlight which celebrates National Caregiver month. Since her husband Ray suffered a...

Caregiver Corner: Caregiving Tips for Caregiver Awareness Month

Caregiving is a difficult job. It is important to reward yourself with respite breaks often to avoid burnout. JFS offers respite to caregivers to allow them time to recharge themselves so they can be the best caregiver to their care recipient. It is important to watch...

Caregiver Corner: November is National Caregiver Month

In 2014, President Barack Obama declared November as National Caregiver Month. An excerpt of his proclamation states, “It is a time to shine a spotlight on those who care for a loved 365 days a year. Each day courageous individuals step forward to help care for family...

Caregiver Corner: Signs of Alzheimer’s vs Normal Aging

Do you ever wonder if your loved one’s increased forgetfulness or unusual behavior is part of normal aging or signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? It is easy to make an assumption but it is important to get the right information. There are big differences between...

UPCOMING CAREGIVER CONVERSATIONS:

Tuesdays | 3:00pm-4:30pm

2021 Dates

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16

Please join us for connection, sharing and ideas around caregiver issues as we navigate our lives during these challenging times of Covid-19.

Place: Your computer or another device with an internet connection. Once registered, you will receive a follow-up message with a link to the meeting.

The group is limited to 10 participants. Additional groups will be added if necessary.

If you are interested in personal support, please contact:

Roberta Hirshon, MA, LMSW
734-769-0209 ext. 374

Caregiver Corner

Caregiver Corner: “I will never put you in a nursing home…”

As a caregiver for a loved one, we want to meet their needs and honor their requests so one of the most common phrases we might say to our older adult, especially when they say to us, “please don’t…” is, “I will never put you in a nursing home, let strangers take care...

Caregiver Corner: Caregiving During a Pandemic

To say that coronavirus is a challenge is an understatement for everyone, but if you are a caregiver--it is particularly difficult due to the stressors already one faces. The fear and anxiety about contracting a serious illness is very scary and self-isolation can...

Caregiver SPOTLIGHT!

Paul Shifrin has been the caregiver for his sister and her friend since his mother died several years ago. Until a few weeks ago, his sister and her friend were living in  Farmington Hills but the distance made it difficult for him to oversee her care. He just...

Caregiver SPOTLIGHT!

Ocene Neglik came to the JFS Caregiver Support Group in January 2019 and has been a regular attendee since then. She agreed to share her story with us for this month’s Caregiver Spotlight which celebrates National Caregiver month. Since her husband Ray suffered a...

Caregiver Corner: Caregiving Tips for Caregiver Awareness Month

Caregiving is a difficult job. It is important to reward yourself with respite breaks often to avoid burnout. JFS offers respite to caregivers to allow them time to recharge themselves so they can be the best caregiver to their care recipient. It is important to watch...

Caregiver Corner: November is National Caregiver Month

In 2014, President Barack Obama declared November as National Caregiver Month. An excerpt of his proclamation states, “It is a time to shine a spotlight on those who care for a loved 365 days a year. Each day courageous individuals step forward to help care for family...

Caregiver Corner: Signs of Alzheimer’s vs Normal Aging

Do you ever wonder if your loved one’s increased forgetfulness or unusual behavior is part of normal aging or signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? It is easy to make an assumption but it is important to get the right information. There are big differences between...