Caregivers Are Important

Whether you’re a family member caring for a loved one or a professional caregiver, you need resources to be effective. Take time to reduce your stress, connect with others, and learn from experts.

Click on the organization titles below to learn more about their offerings.

Crises

The Center of Health Care Services24-hour Crisis Helpline: 210.223.7233

The Center for Health Care Services improves the lives of people with mental health disorders, substance abuse challenges, and developmental disabilities. Our services for adults, children, elderly, and veterans include Mental Health, Developmental Disability, and Substance Abuse. Visit the center’s website.

Housing/Living at Home

Home 2 Home 4 SeniorsHome 2 Home 4 Seniors is a free consultation and resource for families looking for senior housing or care in a family’s desired geographic location. We save you time and money finding solutions for any given situation; be it home health, independent living, dementia care, assisted living facilities or nursing home.  Visit their website.

Helping Older People - NESA

Northeast Senior Assistance provides services that help seniors live independently in their own homes, around their familiar settings and environment, which is where they want to be, and give them peace of mind. These include transportation/rides, grocery shopping/delivery, telephone reassurance, handy helpers, socialization at special events, and information and referral services. Visit the NESA website.

Caregiver Education/Consultation

Heal the Healer San AntonioHeal the Healer provides a one-day gathering for intensive exploration and training on the ways formal or informal caregiving affects the caregiver. To uncover the unspoken wounds and the weights of this kind of serving; To provide a safe context for truth-telling about one’s caregiving experiences; To give permission to release people and pain; and To learn strategies for physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness while under the caregiving assignment. Visit their website.

UT Health San Antonio School of NursingThe Caring for the Caregiver program, UT Health School of Nursing supports family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through our practice, education, community engagement, and research. We offer regular programs of education and support for family caregivers including: Essentials of Caregiving, Skills Training Workshops, and Memory Cafes. Visit their website.

nextavenueNext Avenue is public media’s first and only national service for America’s booming 50+ population. Our mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. We do this by providing news, information and advice to help our audience navigate their lives and inviting them to join in an ongoing conversation about the issues and transitions we all face. Visit their website.

Caring comCaring.com is the leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Our mission: to help the helpers. We equip family caregivers to make better decisions, save time and money, and feel less alone—and less stressed—as they face the many challenges of caregiving. Visit Caring.com

CaregivingCafe.com caregiving forums are a way to find other caregivers with whom to share your experiences, interested, challenges, and joys. They are also a way to spread some good news when you have accomplished something important to you or found a solution to a situation. It may be just the thing that a fellow caregiver needs to hear! Visit CaregivingCafe.com

Alamo Area Council of GovernmentsAlamo Area Council of Governments provides information, resources and programs on caregiving, respite care, and many other helpful topics for caregivers. Visit the AACOG website.

Alamo Caregiver EmpowermentThe Alamo Caregiver Support Coalition is a sub-committee (Family Caregiver Support) of the Bexar Senior Advisory Committee which advises the Bexar Area Agency on Aging in matters related to seniors and persons with disabilities. Visit the coalition website.

alzheimer's associationYou are not alone. Whether you need information about early-stage caregiving, middle-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Association is here to help. Visit alz.org.

Quality of Life

AARP Real PosibilitiesAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives. The caregiver section covers topics on The Latest in Caregiving, Caregivers Share Their Stories, Locate Resources, Caregiving Issues, and much more. Visit the AARP website.

Golden Manor Jewish Senior ServicesGolden Manor Jewish Senior Services works to address the needs and enrich the lives of all seniors in the San Antonio area. GMJSS is a resource and support for programs and services that benefit Jewish seniors. Services include transportation, programs, and kosher meals. Visit their website.

Alamo Service ConnectionAlamo Service Connection is a one-stop for information, referral, and assistance for seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans. Visit the ASC website.

Catholic Charities Archdioceses of San Antonio, Inc.Catholic Charities offers Seniors Services which include Financial Wellness and Care, Guardianship Services, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Foster Grandparent Program, and Project Cool. Visit their website.

AAPSGAlamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group serves the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community in San Antonio and South Texas through advocacy, education, support programs, and financial support to research. Visit the AAPSG website.

Jewish Family Service San AntonioJewish Family Services provides affordable counseling to clients of all ages including psychiatric services, services for seniors and case management services. Visit their website.

End of Life

LOLA (Loss of Life Advocates)Loss of Life Advocates was created to provide support and guidance to those who have recently lost someone they love, or who need help preparing for a loved one’s final transition. Helping families with: Instructions on closing down a loved one’s estate/business/home, guidance on what to do after an unexpected loss, support gathering important paperwork after a terminal diagnosis, and referrals to resources for survivors. Visit the LOLA website.

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