Section: Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice News

Care for the Caregiver: A Time for You

02/13/2015

For many caregivers, taking care of an elderly or chronically ill loved one is a job for which they feel unprepared. It is a task that often requires physical, emotional and spiritual strength, along with patience and stamina.

Caregivers frequently report feelings of isolation, loneliness and uncertainty. Giving them a place to share concerns and questions is the focus of Care for Caregiver: A Time for You, a monthly support group hosted by Barnabas Health Hospice. Topics may range from practical concerns, such as how to bathe someone, to emotional issues such as sadness and anxiety. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month, from 10 to 11 a.m., as follows. Attendees are encouraged to drop in any time during the 60-minute session.

Barnabas Health Hospice

95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange

Registration is encouraged. Call 973-322-4804.

Barnabas Health Hospice

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch

Registration is required. Call 732-923-6215.

About Barnabas Health Hospice

Comfort the Patient. Heal the Family.®

Barnabas Health Hospice offers compassion and support to both the patient and family - empowering decision making, enhancing quality of life, providing comfort, and when the journey has ended, helping those who remain to cope with the loss and move forward. We collaborate with each patient's Primary Care Physician to offer hospice and palliative care services, throughout 10 New Jersey counties, in private homes, in the hospital, or in long-term care or assisted living facilities. For more information, visit barnabashealthhospice.org.

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