ABOUT The Center for Family Caregivers

The Center for Family Caregivers is designed to provide family caregivers with the essential tools, skills, and information they need to provide high quality care for an older adult while protecting their own physical and emotional health. In addition to connecting caregivers to information and community resources, we connect you with other caregivers on a similar journey. Caregivers tell us this combination of help and hope ultimately helps them maintain their own health while gaining the strength and confidence they need to make caregiving just a bit less stressful.

The Center for Family Caregivers is a service of The Health First Aging Services which seeks to improve the healthcare services available to older adults and support their caregivers. Services include: Geriatrics specialty clinics in Melbourne, Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic in Melbourne, and The East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic. The Health First Aging Services is a 501C3 corporation supported by the Health First Foundation.

Our Vision:

We seek to ensure family caregivers have the support, information, and resources they need to maintain their health and happiness while caring with confidence and compassion for an older adult.

Our Mission:

The mission of The Center for Family Caregivers is to identify caregivers of older adults and provide them education, support, and access to the resources that will allow them to provide high quality care to the older adult while protecting their health and well-being.

Our Goals:

Our goal is to support the efforts of caregivers, keep you well while you care for others and provide the resources you need throughout your caregiving journey.

  • To help caregivers learn about the illnesses they are dealing with, assess needs, use problem-solving strategies, plan for the future, and learn to navigate the health care system
  • To link family caregivers to the services, programs and other resources available to address the needs of older adults
  • To connect caregivers emotionally and socially with other caregivers on a similar journey who can offer mentoring, support, hope and guidance
  • To encourage caregivers to focus on their needs as well as their loved ones, protecting their happiness and physical and emotional health
  • To offer support groups, training and educational programs designed to give family caregivers the skills, information, resources and support they need to gain the skills to cope, stay strong on their journey and maintain their health and happiness while caring for others
  • To help caregivers acquire advocacy, coping and care-related skills
  • To promote the most important aspects of living with any chronic illness - Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment, Education, Support and Care Management

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