For Caregivers

Caregivers Resource Center

MAC's Caregivers Resource Center (CRC) is a program aimed at connecting people with the most recent advances in assistive technologies in order to both better serve the individual in need and optimize the ability to give care for the caregiver. Interested caregivers can schedule a free consultation to meet with our CRC Program Manager and learn about recent developments in Assistive Technologies, receive hands on demonstrations of how these new technologies function, and acquire individualized recommendations for technology.

 

For more information about
Caregivers Resource Center:
Janet Parke
jparke@macinc.org
410-742-0505, ext. 191

  • To schedule an appointment for a consultation or a tour of the CRC Room, please contact Mike Hedlesky at 410-742-0505 ext. 166
Caregiver Center

Hours of Operation

The Caregiver Resource Center is
currently open by appointment only

Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program helps family and informal caregivers care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. Family car​egivers are the major source of unpaid help for older and disabled adults in Maryland. These caregivers typically include spouses, adult children, relatives and friends.

MAC’s Family Caregiver Support Program works in conjunction with a host of state and community-based services to create a coordinated array of supports for individuals who need them. Studies show that these services can reduce caregiver depression, anxiety, and stress and enable them to provide care longer, thereby avoiding or delaying the need for costly institutional care.

Services offered:

  • Information for caregivers about available services
  • Help to caregivers in accessing services
  • Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregiver training
  • Respite care
  • Supplemental services, available on a limited basis

Eligibility

  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older who provide care to individuals age 60 and older
  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older who provide care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders

Caregiver Support Group

Here is our current schedule for Caregiver Support Classes:

- 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at MAC

- 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at MAC

- 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce

This group is open to all caregivers.

For more information about
Family Support Program or the Support Group:
Margaret White
410-742-0505, ext. 128

Powerful Tools For Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia or other chronic conditions.
The 'tools' learned in the 7-week series benefit caregivers by helping them: reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, establish balance in their lives, communicate their needs, make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources.

For more information about
Powerful Tools for Caregivers:
Jackie Davis
jdavis@macinc.org
410-742-0505, ext. 172

 

Savvy Caregiver Logo

Savvy Caregiver is a FREE 6-week evidence based class that will help you:

- Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person you are caring for
- Learn the skills you need to manage daily life
- Take control and set goals
- Communicate more effectively
- Take care of you!

For more information about
Savvy Caregiver:
Kylee Gabler
kgabler@macinc.org
410-742-0505 ext. 127

Early Stage Group

Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and/or in the early stage of the disease?

Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do next?

Life Bridges is taking reservations now for our 6 week Early Stage Dementia Group

All sessions are FREE!

For more information about
Early Stage Group:
Carol Zimmerman
czimmerman@macinc.org
410-742-0505 ext. 126