Caregivers

Time for Self-Care

The program offers activities and socialization to adults with cognitive challenges.  It provides an opportunity for caregivers to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities as well as offering educational and support resources, while volunteers serve the participants in the respite program.  The program is designed to highlight capabilities, interests, and backgrounds of our participants.  We customize activities to target social, spiritual, cognitive and physical needs that are stimulating and suitable.

Services have been initially offered to members of the participating congregations on a “first come” basis.

Admission Criteria

Participants are first interviewed by the Director or her designee to ensure the applicant is medically stable and able to interact and socialize with others in a group setting. Participants must be able to feed and toilet themselves.

Participants must be able to ambulate independently with or without assistive devices and with no potential danger to themselves or others. They must also demonstrate the ability to exhibit acceptable behavior in a group setting. 

Initial screening is conducted by the Director or her designee in a telephone interview. If the interview is successful, applicants are invited to visit the program along with their caregiver. If the the visit is favorable, an application for participation will be offered to the caregiver. The application, along with a non-refundable $40 registration fee, must be returned to the Director prior to participation. The application will be processed by the Director or her designee, and the participant will be added to the roster.

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