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Caregiver Services & Support

Elder Care Services is committed to providing support services to individuals and their caregivers. These services help those receiving and providing care have access to important tools and information. Services include education, support groups and referrals to available programs and services.

Caregiver Classes


Stress-Busting Dementia Caregiver Classes

Our next set of classes will begin in early 2024.

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The Stress-Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers ™ is a 9-week evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers of persons with dementia or a chronic illness. It is proven to improve the quality of life of family caregivers who are providing care to an older loved one and help caregivers manage their stress.  Attendees must attend at least 7 classes. In the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers ™, caregivers will:

  • Learn about stress and its effects;
  • Practice stress management techniques
  • Develop problem-solving skills

TCARE for Caregivers

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Tailored Support for Caregivers

Are you a caregiver who is feeling stressed or overwhelmed? There are many supports available to caregivers, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. Our TCARE for Caregivers self-assessment tool can help you identify what resources and supports are available to help you with your individual needs as a caregiver. Results from the self-assessment will be sent to our TCARE Specialist who will reach out to you to offer further assistance. 

You must live in DeKalb County, Illinois to participate in TCARE for Caregivers through Elder Care Services. Please reach out to your local senior service provider if you live outside of DeKalb County.

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Available Caregiver Support Groups


General Caregiver Support Group

4th Tuesday monthly at 6pm

RSVP: team@ecsdekalb.org

or

815-758-6550

Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 293 662 345 774
Passcode: av6HoG

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Dementia Caregivers Support Group

1st and 3rd Wednesdays monthly at 1pm

RSVP: team@ecsdekalb.org

or

815-758-6550

1st Week Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 220 259 343 331
Passcode: 6GEfC2
3rd Week Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 262 386 042 370
Passcode: 2DMppx
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