Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center

The Center for Family Caregivers is dedicated to the support and well-being of the family caregiver.

The Center is located on the lower level of the west zone within the main hospital.  Hours of operations are Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Our Center features: 

  • A team of trained volunteer caregiver coaches who provide support and encouragement to the family caregiver
  • A comfortable place to seek comfort and recharge
  • Resources, referrals and support
  • Computer and internet access available

Support Groups (THESE ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

  • Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Group held the second Tuesday of every month.  
  • Family Caregiver Support Group first Thursday of each month. 
Online Webinars

The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter is hosting 3 free half-day VIRTUAL Symposiums this fall/winter in place of our typical in-person Dementia Conferences. We hope you can join us! These virtual events via ZOOM will each feature 4 short presentations with local speakers and scheduled breaks. Register to receive the meeting log-on link. Call 800.272.3900 or use the links below.  

  • Virtual Dementia Symposiums: Connecting the Community
    Thursday, October 1, 2020 ~ 8:30am-12pm
    Topics: living with the new normal, managing behaviors, engagement through activity, & compassion fatigue.
    Register Here
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 ~ 8:30am-12pm
    Topics: communication, dealing with stigma, end of life care, & strategies for activities of daily living
    Register Here
  • Regional Virtual Caregiver Symposium: Balancing Care Challenges
    Thursday, November 12, 2020 ~ 9am-12:30pm
    Topics: Challenging family dynamics, communication, supporting yourself & others, and safety with everyday activities.
    Register Here
     

 

How does the Center provide support to the family caregiver?

Our Center is here to help support you, the family caregiver

  • Do you need help managing the challenges of caring for a loved one?
  • Are you feeling stressed and alone?
  • Do you need help finding resources in the community to help care for your loved one?
  • Do you have questions and are not sure who to ask?…. We are here to help you!
How was the Center Developed?

The Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center is a replicated center.  It was created in consultation with representatives from the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center, which was the first “in-hospital” center when it opened in 2007 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY. We at Shore Medical Center are very fortunate for the opportunity to establish our own center to support the family caregivers in our community. 

Family Caregiver Resources

Print out these handy tools to help manage your caregiving. These documents have been provided by Northern Westchester Hospital.

Family Caregiver Online Resources

Recommended Web Sites for Caregivers

AARP Caregiving Community.
http://community.aarp.org/t5/caregiving/bd-p/bf41  
A Moderated online forum for family caregivers covering a wide range of topics.

Caregiver Action Network
www.caregiveraction.org
Website of the nation's leading family caregiver organization, with links to caregiver resources, forum, and caregiver networking.

Caring, Inc.
www.caring.com
A well-organized online destination for those seeking support as they care for loved ones, with over 30 disease- or topic-specific support groups

Caring Bridge
www.caringbridge.com
Helps caregivers connect with their support community (of family, friends, neighbors) to coordinate every day help,  share updates,  receive words of encouragement.

Interested in Becoming a Caregiver Coach?

Our caregiver coaches are caring, dedicated and empathetic volunteers who will provide support to the family caregiver. Extensive training is provided to caregiver coaches.

For more information please contact, 609-653-3969

Contact us at 609-653-3969 or via email at thecenterforfamilycaregivers@shoremedicalcenter.org