Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services Caregiver Support Program recently launched their new publication “A Guide to Caregiver Supports” in hopes to presents a range of practical resources for caregivers. Montgomery County recognizes caregivers as a vital part of the community; whether caring for someone living in Montgomery County or outside the county, practical and emotional help is available.
Caregiver Support Program understands that caregiving is a commitment and most the time caregivers get exhausted and feel overwhelmed, through: lack of sleep, concern or worry, limitations on caregivers’ personal life, change in their relationship role, etc. Which is why The Caregiver Support Program makes it their mission to educate and connect caregivers with Montgomery County and its organizations and resources. A Guide to Caregiver Supports provides information on county and community-based services that are made available to help caregivers, these include: support groups; in-home assistance; relief with day to day chores; enrichment activities; education and connection with other caregivers.
Caregiver Support Groups
Caregiver Support Groups give families the opportunity for emotional support, practical caregiving techniques, and education. Licensed social workers and guest speakers provide information related to disease progression, symptoms, treatments, and resources. Creative problem solving among caregivers themselves helps to ease the way for all. Sharing the pain, frustration and, often, guilt associated with being a caregiver is critical for mental health. A healthy dose of laughter at some of the situations caregivers experience is also healing to the spirits of those who have taken on an enormous task. Motivated by love, family caregivers face a daily roller coaster of sadness and joy as they reach out to their loved ones. Winter Growth, in turn, reaches out to caregivers to support them in their mission.