Information & Referral - Staff can connect you with community resources you may need, such as a medical professional, attorney, or other non-profit organizations offering dementia-related services in your local area.
Education - A wide variety of workshops designed specifically for caregivers are offered throughout the year. Advances in Alzheimer's disease treatment and care, home safety, and legal and financial planning are among the many topics addressed. Click here to learn more.
Support Groups - If you are caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia, you may benefit from a support group. Providing care for a loved one can be overwhelming, often leading to isolation and depression. A support group will provide you with an opportunity to:
- Share experiences and feelings
- Receive encouragement from others
- Problem-solve difficult situations
- Learn about dementia and similar conditions
> Click here to download a list of our scheduled support group sessions.
Caregiving Counseling Services - Caregiver Counseling Services is designed to provide an "extra boost" when a caregiver needs focused support to develop and implement solutions for problems in care. Individual, family, and couples counseling is available to help address issues such as family conflicts over care, negative emotions, and depression as well as enhance caregiving skills, and ease difficult transitions. Alzheimer's Family Services Center offers many counseling options to meet your caregiving needs.
Counseling options include:
- Achieving Emotional Well-Being
- Adjusting to the Diagnosis
- Crisis Management
- Caregiver Skill-Building
- Short-Term Problem-Solving
Our counseling services are provided by master's level social workers specializing in dementia care. Fees are based on an affordable sliding scale. Services are offered in Spanish and English
For more information, call our Care Manager at (714) 593-9630.
>Click here to download the informational flyer.
Funded, in part, by the Archstone Foundation
Additional Caregiver Services
The following services are also available to caregivers when a loved one is attending the center.
Care Consultation - Our care managers can help you with problem-solving, individual education, emotional support, and family consultation, as well as connect you and your loved ones to other valuable community resources. Family conferences can be arranged to problem solve, coordinate care, or answer questions.
Individual & Group Counseling - Our counselors provide a safe haven for you as the caregiver to talk about difficult issues, and can help you to resolve feelings of guilt, depression, anxiety, or loss.
Respites - While participants attend the center, caregivers receive a much-needed day of rest to relieve stress and prevent burnout.