Family Caregiver Support
North Shore Senior Center is proud to be featured in the inaugural issue of Caregiving magazine. Caregiving shares invaluable information and resources to empower family caregivers to make informed decisions as they care for their loved ones.
As a caregiver, it's important to realize that you are never alone. According to an AARP study, more than 65 million people—29 percent of the U.S. population—provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. They spend an average of 20 hours each week tending to the needs of their loved ones.
If you are caring for a senior and are looking for support, please click here to take the TCare Caregiver Screener and a Caregiver Specialist will contact you with 24 business hours.
You may also leave a message at 847.784.6040, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and someone will return your call within 24 business hours.
North Shore Senior Center can help you by providing:
Resources and Services
We can help you find and access resources and services needed to help care for your family member. These resources and services may include home-delivered meals, housekeeping assistance, homemaker service, adult day service, transportation, referrals to other community agencies, and assistance in applying for public entitlements.
We can help you find the emotional support services you may need as the primary caregiver: one-on-one supportive counseling, caregiver support groups, free workshops designed for caregivers, and the opportunity to discuss your issues and concerns with our Caregiver Specialists.
As the primary caregiver of an older adult who has physical and/or cognitive limitations, you may be eligible to receive respite service—temporary relief from your caregiver responsibilities. For a much needed break or in the event of a family emergency when there is no back-up family support, respite service may be arranged. Respite can be in-home assistance, adult day service, or a brief stay in a nursing facility.
Alzheimer's Family Support Group—CURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY
Thursdays, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
For more information on joining this group, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.242.6250.
Family Caregiver Support Group—CURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY
4th Wednesday of the month, 10 – 11:30 am
Facilitator: Alaine Murawski, LSW, Caregiver Specialist, 847.424.5660 or email@example.com
Please contact facilitator for Zoom link.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group—CURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY
3rd Monday of the month, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Ruth Malutan, MSW, 847.424.5654 and Sharon Stolz, M.Div., 847.424.5669
For more information about any of our Caregiver Resources, please contact:
Northfield—Heather Resnick, Caregiver Specialist, 847.784.6041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Niles, Evanston and Skokie—Alaine Murawski, LSW, Caregiver Specialist, 847.424.5660 or email@example.com
Caregiver specialists can be available after hours and on weekends by appointment only.