Caring for an older loved one can be deeply fulfilling, but it can also cause tremendous stress and anxiety. It's important to remember you are not alone. Help is available. Have specific questions? Visit our Caregiver FAQs page.
VPAS Confident Caregiver Workshops and Support Groups
Meet fellow caregivers on the same journey as you. Share ideas, concerns, and questions. Learn about new opportunities that will help you take better care of yourself and your loved one. Topics include: aging in place, stress management, dementia, dealing with difficult emotions (including partner emotions), communications skills building, physical activity and preventing injury, polypharmacy, healthy eating and medication management, planning for the future, and more.
Here is a presentation on polypharmacy from Dr. R.D. Caldroney, MD.
One-on-one phone support is available as well. Contact Heather Lawrence, Caregiver Support Coordinator or visit our Caregiver Support Page.
Organizations that Can Support You in Your Journey
- AARP Caregiving
- Alzheimer's Association
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- National Alliance for Caregiving
- Caregiver Action Network
- Generations Crossing
Dementia Fact Sheets
- Anger, Frustration and Fighting
- Doctor Visit Preparation
- Getting Lost
- Know The Signs
- Making Home Safe
- Memory Book Template
- What My Family Needs to Know
Terms and Definitions
A listing of commonly used terms to help you navigate your loved one's care journey.
Issues in Aging Radio Show - WSVA 550 AM or 92.1 FM The show airs the 4th Monday of each month. The show is co-hosted by WSVA's Jim Britt and Beth Bland, Harrisonburg Rockingham Regional Director, and features special guests.
Visit our Caregiver Blog for inspiration and refreshment for your spirit.