Many seniors and people with disabilities depend on family caregivers or professional caregivers to help them live their daily lives. While caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, it can also be physically, emotionally and financially draining.
The Caregiver Program works to reach out to these caregivers to give them the resources and information needed to better themselves and their caregiving journey. We provide several services for caregivers.
Benjamin Rose Institute (BRI) Care Consultation: A program that acts as a compass, guiding individuals and families throughout the caregiving journey. All assistance is provided by telephone, mail, and /or e-mail. By calling, you will have access to a Care Consultant, a professional who provides you information, advice, coaching and support on what matters most to you.
Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral (T-CARE): A tailored caregiver and assessment process designed to assist case managers who work with older adults create care plans tailored to meet the unique needs of each caregivers. “TCARE® is based on the Caregiver Identity Theory developed by Rhonda J.V. Montgomery and Karl Kosloski (Montgomery, Rowe, Kosloski, 2007).”
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC): Research studies find high rates of depression and anxiety among caregivers and increased vulnerability to health problems. PTC is an evidence-based program that improves self-care behaviors: (increased exercise, use of relaxation techniques and medical check ups.), management of emotions: (reduced guilt, anger, and depression) and use of Community Resources: (increased utilization of community services). The 90 minute class is given once a week for six consecutive weeks. To register for a PTC workshop, please call our Caregiver Program Coordinator, Megan Rhea, at (706) 650-5654 or visit the Georgia HealthMatters website by CLICKING HERE.
If you are interested in any of these Caregiver Programs, please contact us at (706) 210-2018 or toll free at (866) 552-4464.