PRLog - Sep. 2, 2008 - WORCESTER, Mass. -- Monthly Caregiver Support Group
offered by Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club
Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club in Worcester, a 60-resident rest home with a separate private social day and respite program, has recently announced the availability of an on-going Caregiver Support Group for caregivers caring for relatives with memory impairment, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Offering care, strategies and support to caregivers who are caring for loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s, Dodge Park’s Caregiver Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm. The support group is open to the public.
All who attend the Caregiver Support Group are provided with dinner. On-site respite services are also available during the Caregiver Support Group meeting, which enables caregivers to attend the meeting while their loved ones receive the care and supervision needed on-site – an alternative to leaving the elders at home.
The Support Group is led by Elaine Kapperman, LICSW, who is an experience geriatric care manager and supervise by Micha Shalev, MHA, Dodge Park director and co-owner.
“There is a wide range of emotions that caregivers experience when caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s - from anger, guilt and frustration to fear and helplessness. Not only that, many caregivers are juggling full-time jobs and their own families and they are stretched both physically and emotionally,”
He continued, “Dodge Park’s two-hour support group lets caregivers voice their concerns and challenges. They learn about new strategies; find support and friendship; and can even take advantage of our respite services. Reaching out to others who are in the same situation helps caregivers cope.”
About Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club
Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club in Worcester has been caring for the elderly for over 40 years. Located in the former Heald Mansion, Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club has the amenities of today yet maintains its elegance from years gone by in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. Dodge Park Rest Home a 60 resident, licensed rest home, provides a unique, high level of care with a caregiving staff to resident ratio of one to six. The rest home’s licensed nursing staff and medical director are available 24-hours a day / 7-days a week, which enables Dodge Park to provide a unique level of care - more than that ordinarily found in the average assisted living facility - for those who need more care but who are not yet ready for a nursing home.
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Dodge Park Rest Home is a license 60 beds Rest Home, license by MA Department of Public Health to serve the frail and the elderly. Please come and discover the unique model of care that was created and celebrate with us our 41st anniversary.