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Onsite Caregiver Support

Are you a staff or faculty member navigating the competing demands of your personal and professional lives while providing care for adult or senior loved ones? Northwestern has expanded its senior and adult care resources to include onsite caregiver support.

Please note: During this time of social distancing, all services are being provided virtually until further notice.

Northwestern Senior & Adult Caregiver Support Group

Looking to learn more about senior care or are you currently caring for an aging loved one? Join Chandi Deitmer, MSW, LICSW, Care.com senior care social worker who will provide a monthly one-hour session on various senior care topics. Chandi will provide senior care education and resources followed by an opportunity for questions and sharing among participants. The group provides an opportunity to learn, connect and engage in facilitated discussion.

The goal of this group is to help caregivers navigate caregiving responsibilities; provide social, emotional, and informational support; and relieve caregiver isolation through shared connections with others.

2020-2021 Support Group Schedule

Topic Date Time Location Register
Welcome and explanation of program Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Understanding senior housing Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Dementia care Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Caregiving and the holidays Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Getting on the same page: Sibling struggles Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Parents who don't want to help Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Aging in place Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Making caregiving sustainable Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Negotiating healthcare Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Year in reflection Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register

 

Senior & Adult Care 1:1 Consultations

These 1:1 senior and adult care consultations offer individual caregivers and their families the opportunity to address their caregiving concerns, work on care plans for their loved ones, and much more, in a private, confidential setting. Consultations are provided by Chandi Deitmer, MSW, LICSW, Care.com senior care social worker. A limited number of consultations are available each month. They are one-hour sessions and available on a first come, first served basis. Chandi will work with you to schedule a date and time that works best for your schedule.

2020-2021 1:1 Consultation Schedule

Date Time Location Register
September 2020 Flexible Virtual Register
October 2020 Flexible Virtual Register
November 2020 Flexible Virtual Register
December 2020 Flexible Virtual Register
January 2021 Flexible Virtual Register
February 2021 Flexible Virtual Register
March 2021 Flexible Virtual Register
April 2021 Flexible Virtual Register
May 2021 Flexible Virtual Register
June 2021 Flexible Virtual Register

Questions?

Please contact wellbeing@northwestern.edu with questions about this program