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.
Faith in Action
The Faith in Action Volunteer Caregiver Program recruits and trains volunteers to address the physical, social, and spiritual needs of homebound people living with aging complications or disabilities. Assistance provided includes friendly visits, and transportation to medical appointments and the pharmacy. This program is only available in Grayson County.
Parkinson’s Disease Program
The Texoma Chapter of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the 1st Tuesday 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.