Community/Caregivers (Aging Services)
Concerned Caregivers is a program of supportive services for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss disorders. Caregivers can choose which services and educational workshops they want and need. Clients also receive free consultations, referrals to community resources, as well as medical and legal information. Some of the services we offer are:
A Support Group is available for caregivers of persons with dementia. This support group is unique because it is led by a professional facilitator. We currently meet the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 -11:30. Please call before attending.
“Just the Facts… Preparing Alzheimer’s Caregivers” is a four-session class offered several times a year to caregivers in various locations around Middle Tennessee. Professionals present materials in their specific area of expertise. Examples of those tho present are: elder-law attorneys, psychiatrists and counselors.
In-Home Caregiver Education is a free service offered year-round in 13 counties. This is a personalized session with a health care professional that can take place in your home or another location of your choosing. Resources, caregiving strategies, and many other topics are presented to you in an individual and private manner. This session is tailored specifically for you!
“Communicating Effectively with Health Care Professionals” is a workshop for caregivers offered several times during the year throughout Middle Tennessee. This 3-hour workshop will teach you how to get the most out your doctor’s visits. Learn what questions to ask and how to build mutual understanding.
To find out more about these programs, please call Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee at 615-269-5355.