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Family Caregiver Support

What are Family Caregiver Support Resources?
Easter Seals believes that serving people with disabilities cannot be fully achieved without supporting their family caregivers. Family caregivers, not social service agencies, nursing homes, or government programs are the mainstay underpinning long-term care for older persons and people with disabilities in the United States.

Family Caregiver Resource Center
According to recent studies, one in four adults act as a caregiver to a child or parent with a disability, disease or special need.

The Family Caregiver Resource Center is located at the Easter Seals Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center and offers a wide variety of information and resources including internet access, books, brochures and more.

The Center will be staffed with trained personnel to guide visitors to the resources best suited for their particular needs.

Community and Workplace Caregiver Education
Businesses lose $34 billion annually in productivity due to employee’s need to care for loved ones.  In fact, 62 percent of family caregivers have had to make some adjustment to their work life, from reporting late to work, to giving up work entirely.

Community education programs are held at the center and throughout the region. The Caregiver Education Series is offered in the workplace for working caregivers designed to meet the needs of both the employer and the employee.  Caregiver support groups serve as an avenue for caregivers to receive mutual support, reduce stress and gain insight by talking with other caregivers.

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For more information on our caregiver resources, please call us at 301-588-8700 or email us.