Hello again and happy spring! This issue of the Chronicle seems quite robust with information on several resources and supports available for caregivers.
For example, Dr. Doty, who is one of our community gems, continues to passionately and compassionately instruct us and advocate for caregivers and those living with dementia. In fact, she has just successfully held her annual training for caregivers at The Village in the last few weeks.
Vidya Hogan with Elder Options provides an overview of the long-term-care program and SHINE, two excellent available resources. And Scott Barnett shares some information on acupuncture and physical therapy as it relates to addressing caregiver stress.
Sally Dahlem focuses on the importance of knowing who your care team really is in the community. There is information on benefit application with the Veteran’s Administration and information on Medicare as well.
So, if there is a theme for this issue perhaps it is getting to know your community team and resources. Thank you for the opportunity to share this information and to be a part of your team.
Cheryl Robinson, LCSW