Caregiver Support Group
Caring for an aging loved one can be very rewarding, but also difficult and isolating. You are not alone. Consider a Caregiver Support Group, Midland Care can connect you with other Caregivers who are traveling down a similar path. Sometimes it’s nice to have someone who can relate to what you’re going through as a Caregiver.
It’s okay to take a break. You have to take care of yourself to be able to care for others. Midland Care is here to support you with a range of services to meet your needs and those of your loved one.
Caregiver Support Group, held twice monthly on the first and third Thursday of each month, is free and open to anyone caring for a loved one. The group is facilitated by Judy Nagy, a retired LSCSW who brings nearly 20 years of experience as a support group facilitator to her volunteer service at Midland Care.
Please join us at caregiver group for:
- Support from other caregivers
- Community resource information
- Answers to your questions
- Coffee provided
Need more resources? Books can be a great resource, here are a few we suggest:
Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
By Joanne Lynn, Joan Harrold and Janice Lynch Schuster
This book is for those who wish to approach the final years of life with greater awareness of what to expect and greater confidence about how to make the end of their lives a time of growth, comfort and meaningful reflection. This book provides equal measure practical information and wise counsel.
Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
By Maggie Callanan
This book is written by a long-time hospice nurse. It is designed to be your companion, resource, and advocate from diagnosis through the final hours. It will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and create the peaceful end we all hope for.
The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort and Love to Life’s Final Chapter
By David Kessler
In gentle, compassionate language, this book helps people through the last chapter of life. The author has identified key areas of concern: the need to be treated as a living human being, the need for hope, the need to express emotions, the need to participate in care, the need for honesty, the need for spirituality, and the need to be free of physical pain. The book provides a vocabulary for family members and the dying that allows them to communicate with health care providers and each other—at a time when the right words are exceedingly difficult to find and to find a way to say good-bye.