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Caregiver Services

Monthly Caregiver Support

Almost 26 million family caregivers provide care to adults (aged 18+) with a disability or chronic illness, and 5 million informal caregivers provide care for older adults aged 50+ with dementia. This program offers a monthly support group, monthly newsletter and resource center offering information, counseling and material to teach about how to manage caregiver stress in positive ways.

Alzheimer’s Disease Program

The Caregiver Support Group meets monthly to discuss issues of interest to the group; this communication with others experiencing the same thing can be invaluable to caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. Speakers on topics of interest to the group are invited periodically.

Parkinson’s Disease Program

The Texoma Chapter of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month to learn of local resources available and to discuss how to manage Parkinson’s disease. Clients and their families learn how to manage symptoms, medications, emotions, and family responsibilities. This group consists of those diagnosed with the disease and their caregivers.

Grandparents as Parents

Becoming Parents Again

In Census 2000, nearly 4,000 grandparents were identified in the Texoma area alone who have legal responsibility to raise their grandchildren. Numerous issues confront these grandparents who have become "parents again", including legal, medical, educational, financial and psycho-social concerns.

Support Group

The GAP Caregiver Support Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and offers volunteer support, peer and formal counseling, and educational programs to assist grandparents and great-grandparents to successfully address their needs.

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