Caregivers Corner

Resources for Caregivers

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. January 2021 Caregiver Link

Archived issues of The Caregiver Link are available under the Caregivers Link Tab.

Find out more about our caregiving resources by watching this short video.

The Savvy Caregiver Program

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.

 

Tanglewood Park Caregiver Support Group

Meets every Friday of the month, unless otherwise specified, 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Training Room A/B at Tanglewood Park, 560 Seminole Road, Muskegon, MI 49444.  Call facilitator Virginia Vazquez at 231-733-3531 with questions or for more information. Flyer Support Group

Muskegon County support groups.

Oceana County support group

Ottawa County support groups.

TCARE®         

Are you caring for an older adult? Let our trained team connect you with the resources you need throughout your caregiving journey. The Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral® (TCARE®) System is an award-winning program specifically designed to support family members who are providing care for relatives who need assistance due to illness or disabilities.

TCARE® is a service available to unpaid caregivers of adults needing care and living in Muskegon, Oceana or Ottawa counties.

There are local Family Caregiver Support Programs offices throughout the state staffed with caring and knowledgeable people who can help you to:

  • Find local resources/services.
  • Find caregiver support groups and counseling.
  • Receive training on specific caregiving topics.
  • Access respite care if you need a break.
  • Talk through specific issues you are having and gain practical information and caregiving suggestions.

Click here to take a short questionnaire to gauge your caregiver burden and/or make a self-referral.

https://seniorresources.tailoredcare.com/

Answers on Alzheimer’s

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.

 

Assistance for Caregivers with Loved Ones Who Wander

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.

 

Caregiver Resource Libraries

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.

Contact

231.733.3585
800.442.0054
[email protected]

 

Location

Tanglewood Park
560 Seminole Road
Muskegon, MI 49444

 

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