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
|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
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about this program