The Center for Family Caregivers serves as a point of entry to our community’s continuum of care and services available to family caregivers of older adults. Funded by the generous support of the Health First Foundation since 2004, services and programs at The Center for Family Caregivers are offered free of charge.
CAREGIVER EDUCATION ~ Programs are designed to help you on your caregiving journey. You will gain skills to provide care with confidence and compassion, cope with the many challenges caregivers face, and navigate the healthcare system, without losing yourself in the process. Ultimately we hope these training sessions help improve both your life as well as the life of those in your care.
CAREGIVING ESSENTIALS FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS ~ is a signature training program of the Center for Family Caregivers. This 30-Hour Program is designed to give new and veteran caregivers invaluable tools to provide creative and practical tips to handle difficult situations, emotions and decisions, communicate more effectively in challenging situations, build confidence, reduce stress and understand symptoms and behaviors to provide more positive outcomes and ultimately reach the power and serenity of acceptance and patience.
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER LECTURE SERIES ~ Dr. Visa Srinivasan presents a series of lectures monthly that will provide the caregiver tools to help improve the care and quality of life for loved ones and themselves. A framework of solutions and strategies are provided during these sessions to caregivers to help them age successfully while coping with challenges.
SUPPORT GROUPS ~ Caregivers unite! You are not alone... Meetings to gain insight, perspective, and problem-solving strategies, provide an outlet for emotions, share valuable knowledge and learn about available resources. Support groups are led by caregiving professionals.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS ~ Programs are classroom style, offered at various times in the year, and are available at the Center for Family Caregivers in Melbourne. Check the Calendar of Events for class schedules. Coming soon - Handouts available for download and videos available for 24/7 viewing
SOCIAL EVENTS ~ Special occasions to give you, the caregiver, who often feels isolated and alone, the opportunity to connect with caring friends who understand your journey
MEMORIES FOREVER ~ Creative workshops to help you enjoy and preserve your family memories-for now and for later
LENDING LIBRARY ~ The latest, up-to-date information available in books, brochures, research materials and videos selected specifically for the caregivers. Or call The Center for information to be mailed.