CAREgivers: A network of support.
You’re not alone. Over 1/3 of Americans will at some point become a family caregiver. Taking care of a loved one can be a challenge – financially, emotionally and physically. CAREgivers by Active Generations is a statewide organization. We provide assistance, education and support for family caregivers. No matter where you live, our network of free resources and information will help you provide the best care for your loved one and yourself.
Where do I start?
Taking on the care of a loved one comes with questions, stress, grief and many times even feelings of guilt.
We are here to help guide you to resources for help - specifically for you and your unique situation.
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Who is welcome: Anyone caregiving for an individual who has Alzheimer’s, memory decline, related dementia illness – care receiver does not have to be living with caregiver, can be in a facility or a different home
What to expect: A safe confidential space, a non-judgmental space to air concerns, thoughts and feeling with others who understand your circumstances, occasional professional speakers
Benefits of a support group: Less isolation and loneliness, possibilities of reducing depression, stress, anxiety, improve coping and self-care skills to deal with challenges, help to stay motivated and energized as a caregiver, education on disease, facilitator support and compassion.
Contact Becca Pound for Zoom information.
Caring for a person with dementia is a role like no other, and that role requires training. The FREE Savvy Caregiver classes provide training for unpaid family caregivers.
The small group discussion classes address the progressive impact of the illness and the skills needed to manage daily caregiver responsibilities. The six sessions will help develop good care management tools through group discussions, skill building, problem solving, assertiveness training, and brainstorming.
Participants will learn to:
- Understand dementia & its effect on behavior.
- Develop strategies to build contented involvement in the care recipient, creating a calmer environment for all.
- Develop effective strategies for caregiving and decision making.
- Adopt a more strategic outlook on caregiving and work.
Registration is required. FREE classes begin September 15th from 6-8pm (CST) at Countryside (415 S. Crow, Pierre); classes continue weekly through October 20, 2022. Call Carmen at (605) 333-3319 to register or for more information.