The Caregivers Centre is a support service for people who are the sole caregivers of family members being cared for at home. The service is provided by professional volunteers free of charge.
Services provided by the centre include the provision of medicines and medical equipment, emotional support, solutions for financial challenges, and solutions for keeping the patient active, both mentally and physically. In addition, much thought is given to the creation of time-out moments for the patient, caregiver, and other family members, who all struggle with a difficult and often unexpected situation.
As a result of a variety of issues unique to their situation, caregivers are often subject to physical overload and depression and are in need of support. The volunteers at The Caregivers Centre are professionals who offer multifaceted solutions and help the caregivers deal with the difficulties of caring for an ailing or disabled loved one.
The Centre provides the following:
Evaluation of and attention to the needs of each caregiver and the creation of a specific support plan. Support groups for couples, for those dealing with a parent with dementia, for those dealing with a sick child or an ailing parent. Short seminars for the middle generation (families with children who are caring for ailing parents) offering information and tools for coping. Day seminars, workshops, and lectures on relevant subjects. Personal Attention – the assigned volunteer maintains close contact with the caregiver Time Out – a social club for caregivers Hot Line – support in emergencies when the Centre is closed. Guidance and referrals to relevant services provided by other organizations