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You Are Not Alone with Family Caregiving


Are you a family member caring for an elderly spouse or parent who lives in greater New Haven or Middlesex counties?  We provide a calm voice and clear thinking to caregivers facing the stress and disruption of a family healthcare challenge.   Have you read the Family Caregiver's Bill of Rights?

 

We are currently recruiting participants for a new Heart Healthy Caregivers program.  Details are available HERE.

 

VNA Community Healthcare's free Caregiver Support Network of professionals and former caregivers understand what you are going through.  We believe that you can't give good care unless you first care for yourself.  VNA Community Healthcare helps with:

  • Free caregiver consultation, call our VNA Helpline at 1.866.474.5230 (toll free). Get information on government programs, elder law, homecare, housing, transportation and caregiver respite.
  • Weekly and monthly suppor groups
  • Stress-busting, fun and social Caregiver Programs. An attendee at the annual Chicken Soup for the Caregiver Soul wrote: Thank you so much for the Caregivers' Night Out and bringing sunshie into my day!
  • Newsletter with the latest on caregiving issues and concerns.
  • Free seminars -- practical tips you can use immediately. 
  • Caregiver Resource Centers with books and videos.
  • Adult Day Care at The Strong House in Madison
  • Buddy match -- moral support from a trained former caregivers.

A free caregiver consultation is a great way to begin.   Contact  203.458.5950 or email.   We learn about your caregiver challenges and guide you to the resources you need. 


Caregiver Self-Assessment QuestionnaireCaregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire
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Planning ahead for long term carePlanning ahead for long term care
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Caregiving Support
Caregiving Support

Caregiver Support Group - North Haven, All Towns

11/03/14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join VNA Community Healthcare's Caregiver Support Network expert, JoAnn Begley, for an interactive, confidential support ... [ more ]

Caregiver Support Group - Hamden, All Towns

11/25/14, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Caring for an ill or aging relative or friend can be overwhelming. Join this ... [ more ]

Caregiver Support Group - Madison, Madison

11/18/14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join VNA Community Healthcare's Caregiver Support Network expert, Molly Standley, for an interactive, confidential support ... [ more ]

Caregiver Drop-In Walk & Talk Group, North Branford

11/06/14, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Walk and talk with other caregivers. No agenda – just fresh air and supportive conversation. ... [ more ]

Family Caregiver Support Group - Strong House, Madison

11/11/14, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Join other family caregivers to discuss options, share ideas, encouragement and support.  Group is confidential ... [ more ]

Family Caregiver's Bill of Rights

September 24, 2014

Providing care for a senior family member or friend can be a real commitment.  But it doesn't mean that you have to give up your entire life.  Keep of copy of the attached Bill of ... [ more ]

Elder Care Worry Scale

Elder Care Worry Scale

September 18, 2014

Caring for an aging parent or other adult family member might mean you aren’t taking enough care of yourself.  If you’re tired all the time and increasingly frustrated with navigating the healthcare maze, VNA Community ... [ more ]

Become a Health Care Advocate

Become a Health Care Advocate

June 30, 2014

A free 32-page booklet on how to become a patient advocate is available on the Web site of VNA Community Healthcare or by calling 1.866.474.5230 (toll-free in CT).  Additional tips and guidance attached below.   VNA Community ... [ more ]