- A chance to spend time with other friends and family, or to just relax
- Time to take care of errands such as shopping, exercising, getting a haircut or going to the doctor
- Comfort and peace of mind knowing that the person with dementia is spending time with another caring individual
Respite care services can give the person with dementia an opportunity to:
- Interact with others having similar experiences
- Spend time in a safe, supportive environment
- Participate in activities designed to match personal abilities and needs
Special Message From Care4You:
“Respite Care’ is defined as the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who care, caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.
August is a time of year when many people take a vacation. If you and your family is contemplating a vacation in August but are afraid to leave your elderly loved one at home alone, help is available. Care4You can provide respite care for your loved one so you can have peace of mind while enjoying your well deserved vacation.
Even though your family takes great joy in providing care to your loved one so that they can remain at home, the physical and emotional consequences for a family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite.
Respite care has shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well being. So take that well deserved vacation and let Care4You provide respite care in your absence.”
Please call us to find out more about the respite services we offer:
Care4You is proud to have La Fetra Center in Glendora, CA as our Community Partner!
Under the oversight of the Community Services Department, the Human Services Division and the La Fetra Center provide programs, services, and activities for seniors, their families, and the community at large. While the focus of the Center is on mature adults aged 55+, most activities are open to adult residents and non-residents alike. Some programs, such as the Senior Café and Meals on Wheels programs, require a minimum age of 60 years old.
The Human Services Division strives to maximize the quality of life for older adults by providing programs that:
- Promote dignity and self esteem
- Foster independence
- Facilitate social interaction
- Dispel negative stereotypes about aging
Come take a look at La Fetra Center, here!
CARE4YOU FAMILY LEARNING CENTER
See the Family Learning Center here>
GLENDORA AFTER STROKE PROGRAM
Care4You is honored to have Sonia Schupbach in our Professional Spotlight! Thank you Sonia for your wonderful dedication and service to the community!
The after stroke support program is a warm and welcoming place that provides weekly programs and services for stroke survivors and their families. This no fee program has been meeting on Wednesdays for over 30 years!
They provide the stroke survivors and their families an opportunity to share their concerns with other group members who are facing similar issues.
They encourage stroke survivors and their families to discover and develop skills that allow them to cope with their new roles in the family and community.
They provide information to the stroke survivors, and their families about current stroke innovations and available resources.
They provide support groups, education, entertainment and field trips.
May 2016 program events:
- May 4: GASC Walk to City Hall
- May 11: Diego Gavela, Physical Therapist
- May 18: Stroke Awareness Day with Jason D. Hinman, M.D., Ph.D.
- May 25: Magician Trissia Baughman
See the details of the May 2016 events here.
Glendora After Stroke Center website.
USC Davis SBP (‘Stress Busting’ Program)
“SBP is an evidence based program aimed at helping family caregivers who are caring for a person with dementia or chronic illness(es). The program helps family caregivers improve their quality of life, cope with their caregiving situation, and learn to manage their stress.
SBP is a nine‐week program designed to help family caregivers improve their quality of life, cope with their caregiving situation, and learn to manage their stress. Caregivers who have participated in this program have reported significantly lower stress, depression, and anxiety as well as improved quality of life.
The USC Family Caregiver Support Center will be the first organization in California to be trained and certified to offer this program. We will be offering SBP in the following locations:
Glendale at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital from July 29 to September 23, 2:00‐4:00 pm
Long Beach at the Grace First Presbyterian Church from August 5 to September 30, 1:30‐3:30 pm
Rosemead at our new office location from September 15 to November 10, 10:00 am‐ 12:00 pm
Los Angeles at the USC campus from August 4th to September 29, 5:00‐7:00 pm
If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please call us Toll Free at 1‐855‐872‐6060. Registration is required.”
USC FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT CENTER
“Since 1989 the USC Family Caregiver Support Center at USC Davis School has placed a high priority on providing support across the continuum of caregiving, including diagnosing, prognosis, services that help maintain the care recipient’s independence and abilities, helping caregivers care for themselves and manage their own well-being. Supportive services include information, assessment, individual consultations, respite, education, and training.”
Their vision is:
“To be a model for Los Angeles, the state and the nation, by using technology, research, and education to transform caregiving and the long-term care system.”
“If you live in LA county and help a relative or friend (age 60 and older) with one or more of the following tasks: physical care (getting in and out of bed), making health care decisions, cooking, cleaning, yard work, managing medications and going to doctor visits, making important decisions, Shopping for groceries and other items, legal issues, helping with bill paying, Bathing and dressing, Providing transportation, Long-distance, caregiving.
They offer Help to caring family and friends for all cultures and communities in LA county. They are funded in part by LA Community and Senior Services and the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Services are low or no-cost to family caregivers and friends who help someone over the age of 60.
Are you helping an older adult with any of the following tasks?
- Preparing Meals
- Bathing and Getting Dressed
- Grocery Shopping
- Cleaning the House
- Managing Medications
- Arranging for Services
- Paying Household Bills
- Getting In and Out of Bed
- Getting to Doctor Visits
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, YOU ARE A CAREGIVER.
Call them toll-free: 855-USC-6060 (855-872-6060) for Help.”
THE ‘LOOK’ OF DEMENTIA WHEN YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG…
“The first principle of love for persons with cognitive disability is to reveal to them their value by providing attention, concern and tenderness. Any experienced carer knows that the person with dementia, however advanced, will usually respond better to someone whose affect is affirming in tone.” ~ Stephen Post
CARE4YOU…WE RESPOND WITH COMPASSION, TO THOSE WHO WALK THIS ROAD.
As a caregiver, are you finding that you are ‘Desperate for Respite?’
“Family caregivers need to have sufficient and regular amounts of respite time. Give careful thought to how you want to spend your respite time. Respite needs to be meaningful and purposeful for caregivers to fulfill their needs and plans, as well as safe and enjoyable for the care receiver.”
“Respite is most effective when combined with other services and assistance, but don’t wait to take your break. You may also benefit from additional financial support, education, emotional and social support, and a sense of belonging with others, but before you can seek out those services, respite will give you a chance to step back and recharge.”