We provide assistance to persons caring for a loved one via information, education, support, training and respite services. We also produce and distribute a monthly newsletter, The Caregiver Link. October 2021 Caregiver Link
Archived issues of The Caregiver Link are available under the Caregivers Link Tab.
Dementia Specific Caregiving classes (free respite care provided upon request). For more information, please call (231) 733-3585 or toll-free 1-800-442-0054. Our next class starts in 2020.
Meets every Friday of the month via Zoom, unless otherwise specified, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call facilitator Virginia Vazquez at 231-733-3531 with questions or for more information on this or other support groups.
Caregivers often have questions: Am I doing this right? How can I be more prepared for the future? How do I find solutions for my issues? Trualta is another resource to help with those questions, and more.
Trualta is an interactive learning platform to help caregivers with engaging and personalized training to help manage care for an older adult. There are a variety of short, quick lessons created by experts in aging; it’s easy to use; accessible 24/7; and does not require an app – it can be viewed on any browser, computer, laptop, phone, or tablet. The site is private, and caregivers can choose the topics they’d like to learn more about.
To schedule an appointment with an Alzheimer’s specialist or for more information, call 1-800-272-3900 and ask to speak with the Alzheimer’s Association – Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.
Project Lifesaver/CareTrak is a radio-frequency tracking service deployed by local law enforcement agencies to help families find those that tend to wander. The Sheriff’s offices in Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties have been trained in using reliable radio technology to track individuals should they wander due to a medical condition. Please simply dial 2-1-1 for the number of your local Project Lifesaver/CareTrak Program.
Caregivers may access helpful pamphlets, books, and DVDs at a variety of senior service centers in our three-county area.
We encourage you to visit a Caregiver Resource library at these convenient locations:
Evergreen Commons in Holland
Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging in Grand Haven
Georgetown Senior Center in Jenison
Little Red House Adult Day Services in Spring Lake
DayBreak Adult Services in Norton Shores
Tanglewood Park in Norton Shores
Oceana County Council on Aging in Hart
*Senior Resources has also donated the Savvy Caregiver DVD series to every public library in its three-county region.