| Let Us Help You: Caregiver Support:
Resources and instructional tools are available for caregivers. Let us help you, so you can truly help your loved ones. To inquire about any of our caregiver programs, please call Angie Blackley at 716-433-1886, ext. 111, or email Angie now.
Caregiver Counseling is available to people in Niagara County, free of charge. Our Caregiver Counselor is a licensed Master of Social Work who works with families to help them find the balance they need to be their most effective. As a counselor for over 20 years, she has a special appreciation for caregivers. She will work with caregivers one-on-one at a mutually convenient time.
Transitions of Care is defined as movement from one care setting to another, such as from rehabilitation to home, or hospital to rehabilitation, etc. Tools for effective transitions in care, such as understanding HIPPA, medication management, preparing to care, personal health records, etc., are available at The Dale Association, or at: www.nextstepincare.org.
Caregiver Support Groups offer caregivers the opportunity to share their feelings, challenges and resources in a relaxed and confidential peer group setting. Our certified caregiver support group facilitator has extensive experience working with clients with dementia and other chronic illnesses. Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm at 33 Ontario St, Lockport. To register, please call Angie Blackley, 716-433-1886 ext. 111.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week course that offers caregivers practical solutions to gain and maintain balance in their busy life, and also provides a safe and constructive forum for peer support.
"Doctors diagnose, nurses heal, and caregivers make sense of it all." -Brett H. Lewis
"I never dreamed I would need a support group. But then I never dreamed that my beautiful wife of 45 years would become so ill. Fortunately, I was retired when Margo got diagnosed and now I'm a caregiver. She took care of me and our sons when I worked, now it's my turn. Joining The Dale Association's Caregiver Support Group, with Angie Blackley, has become my respite. I can talk freely about my challenges, and get suggestions from the group. They have become like family to me. I look forward to my time there every month."