Caregivers Are Special People
A family caregiver is anyone who provides unpaid help to a disabled or elderly relative or friend. Family caregivers can also include grandparents and relatives over 60 who care for children under 18 years of age.
Caregiving can be a lonely, frustrating road. Stress, frustration, guilt...... These can be some of the normal feelings when caring for someone else's health and personal needs. It can be a physical and emotional challenge, and time consuming.
It's okay to ask for help. Spectrum Generations Family Caregiver Support Program is here to listen, to care, to help. To find out how Spectrum Generations can assist you, call our Consumer Helpline at 1-800-639-1553, TTY: 1-800-464-8703.
The following services can be provided to caregivers, community groups and employers:
- Caregiver information and assistance
- Resources for caregivers and employers
- Individual Options Counseling
- Caregiver support groups
- Caregiver's Care Line
- Community education
- Maine SAVVY Caregiver Trainings
- Respite and other caregiver support programs
- Caregiver Newsletter (.pdf) Summer 2013 Edition
- Caregiver Burnout Quiz: Check your caregiver stress levels