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Caregiving places a high demand on family members or other regular caregivers, even when the care is eagerly and lovingly provided. If caregivers do not nurture themselves as well, emotional, physical and spiritual distress can result. We believe that by engaging with caregivers for ongoing support, information, respite and education, their health and well-being will be at less risk and the people they serve can remain at home longer.
Common Ground: Caregiver Conversations is a monthly caregiver support program facilitated by a mental health professional and a caregiver whose service has ended. These meetings give caregivers emotional support and encouragement from those who have more experience caring for someone with dementia or a physical disability. Held in cooperation with partnering congregations in greater Houston, groups are situation-specific, informal, and offered free of charge. To locate a Common Ground meeting in your area, contact us, by phone 713-682-5995, or e-mail. You are not alone, and others who have faced similar challenges can help, and understand.
We regularly sponsor conferences where professionals inform and equip caregivers for their many tasks. Research has shown that the burden of caregiving is lessened with access to multiple forms of support, and these educational, skill-building workshops give caregivers confidence and tools as they assist their loved ones. For information on upcoming Caregiver Conferences, contact us, by phone 713-682-5995 or e-mail.
The Employee Education and Support program is designed to help prepare employed family caregivers for their roles providing care, and to further strengthen the efforts of those family caregivers who are already serving in those roles. Representatives from interfatih CarePartners, or an area expert on a particular topic will make a free presentation to employees on topics ranging from "Living Wills and Trusts" to "The Emotional Rollercoaster of Caregiving." This is an opportunity for education and a time for those who are in their roles as caregivers to share with one another in a safe environment about the challenges or struggles they face in caregiving. For more information please contact us, by phone at 713-682-5995 or e-mail.
The Expert Panel is designed to give members of area congregations who are serving in their roles as caregiver an educational opportunity to enhance their abilities as caregivers. Presentations are led by a representative from Interfaith CarePartners or an area subject matter expert in topics ranging from "Keeping Peace in the Family" to "Stretching Your Caregiving $$$." Workshops are free, hosted at a congregation's campus, and can be offered as a single educational opportunity, or as a series. For more information contact us, by phone at 713-682-5995 or e-mail.
The Family Caregiver Training Program is a structured, adult-centered training program in partnership with C&S Healthcare, Houston Hospice, and Home Health Resources. Receive training to more effectively and safely care for a loved one. Our license allows us to offer eight-hour educational sessions for family caregivers. These sessions can be broken up into two sessions at fours hours each, or one, longer, eight-hour session.
Currently we offer two types of the course. The first is for general physical skills in which family caregivers can learn and practice things like lifting, transfer, and body mechanics. The second is for caregivers who are giving care to a loved-one with dementia. This course ffocuses on topics such as communication and behavioral issues that one likely to encounter when giving care to someone with dementia.
Enrollment for the course is kept small (8-12 people) in order to facilitate an intimate atmosphere family caregivers to have their questions and concerns addressed. The only cost for interested participants is $25 for the workbook. the training is free. For more information contact us, by phone 713-682-5995 or by e-mail.
The Professional Assistant Program helps aging adults remain in their homes, retain their independence, and access available supporting resources as they are needed. Professional assistance is individually designed—you decide what kind of help is needed for you or your loved one to live independently, and how much. A licensed social worker with special training and credentials in gerontology provides this in-home, fee-based service, with the goal of facilitating self-determination and enhancing quality of life.
Whether you are living alone, aging together with a spouse, or living near or far from other family, the Professional Assistant Program can enhance peace of mind and lessen the challenges aging adults face. This service is the only fee-based offering of Interfaith CarePartners. For more information contact us by calling 713-682-5995 or e-mail to learn more about how a Professional Assistant might help you develop a personalized care plan. The initial call is free.