Family Caregiver Program

There are over 40 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, and numerous organizations that offer various forms of information and assistance. But sifting through all the resources available can be overwhelming for caregivers, particularly when they are in the throes of day-to-day care giving issues. Recognizing the challenges that the growing number of caregivers face, MGI has developed a multi-session program that will help caregivers learn what they need to do, hopefully before they find themselves in a difficult situation.

The program is open to all interested individuals. It will be offered on Saturday – May 14th – and will be held at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase Street, Pawcatuck, CT. The session is FREE, but participants must register beforehand. (Please fill out form below to register.) The program will run from 9:30-3:00. Coffee and water will be available and a boxed lunch will be provided. MGI is grateful for the co-sponsorship of this program by the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

Seven Sessions will Address the Followings Topics On May 14th:

1. Medical Issues – Learn how to assess your loved one in an emergency, including crisis care skills, and how to tend to minor injuries and illnesses.

2. Home Modification – Learn how simple changes and inexpensive products will enable you and your loved one and “age in place.” (Concurrent with “Nutrition.”)

3. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) – Understand how to assess your loved one’s ability to complete ADLs to help ensure they live their best life (Concurrent with “Loneliness.”)

4. Nutrition – Learn how to determine the nutritional needs of your loved one.

5. Loneliness/Isolation/Caregiver Care – Learn how to deal with loneliness and isolation, an issue for both the caregiver and their loved one, and to identify and cope with the negative impacts of care giving.

6. Transitions – Learn how to transition your loved one’s care from one setting to another when their condition starts to deteriorate; learn how to identify which setting will create a thriving environment for them – either at home with supported services, at a skilled nursing facility or at an assisted living facility.

7. Legal/Financial Matters – Learn the importance of wills, living wills,
advance directives, powers of attorney, conservatorships/guardianships; estate administration/probate, the qualifications and limitations of Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans’ benefits, life insurance, and long-
term care insurance.

Sign Up Today For the May 14th Session:

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