What is a Caregiver?
A family member who regularly looks after a sick, elderly, or disabled person.
You are a Caregiver if you...
- Assist a loved one with basic needs on a regular basis, such as bathing, grooming and toileting.
- Go grocery shopping for your loved one and Prepare their meals.
- Maintain their home through regular household chores.
- Monitor their health, for example, accompany them to doctor visits, monitoring blood sugar levels & administer their medication.
Most importantly, you are a Caregiver if you are providing support to a loved one to keep them active in the community. You are helping create experiences, a valued relationship and interaction with the outside world.
An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Program
Alzheimer’s disease can affect anyone. This disease can make you feel helpless, but you are not alone. JSPOA has created a program called JSPOA Cares, which helps Caregivers and their loved ones, who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. This program is free of charge, provides support systems (English & Spanish), and access to various activities that will educate you on Alzheimer’s Disease and how to better deal with it.
If you are feeling helpless and lost about Alzheimer’s disease, contact Emmi Michel at (718) 657-6500 ext. 1554 for more information about the program.
JSPOA CARES is here to help and support you!
Services are provided free of cost.
“Caregiver programs are funded in part by the New York State Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, and Department for the Aging”.