Caregiver Resource Center
The Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) at Solutions for Care is a resource center that serves as a point of entry to a broad range of services and resources for caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren. The CRC’s Caregiver Specialist links older persons, caregivers of older persons, grandparents or other non-parent older adult relatives raising children (who are not more than age 18), and parents or other relatives raising children aged 19-59 with a disability with community members that can provide support in these types of family situations. Please note the CRC ONLY services Berwyn and Cicero.
Are you feeling stressed out as a caregiver? The caregiver pre-assessment identifies the stressors of individual caregivers and provides personalized tools and resources to support the caregivers journey. Through a series of questions, specific stressors are identified, an individualized care plan is created to help caregivers feel more equipped to manage their role and identity as a caregiver. Get connected to essential resources to prevent caregiver burnout.
Caregiver Support Group
Solutions for Care’s Caregiver Support Group will help you share your caregiver experience and learn new skills and techniques to help you and your loved one. Share with the group your concerns and emotions in a safe nonjudgmental space. Explore solutions with others facing the same struggles. The Caregivers Support Group meets every second Friday of the month at Solutions for Care from 11am to 12pm.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Establishes support groups and provides them with financial and technical assistance.
Provides grandparents with information and referral assistance about available services.
Assists caregivers in gaining access to services.
Provides Individual counseling, support groups, and caregiver training.
Offers respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities.
Miriam Rico – Caregiver Resource Center Supervisor
Phone: (708)-447-2448 (Ext. 129)
Frequently Asked Questions
You are a caregiver if you are the person in charge of your loved one’s care. Although you might not be getting paid for taking care of your loved one you have taken on the responsibility of helping with tasks such as
- Providing transportation
- Preparing meals and housework
- Assisting with personal hygiene
- Organizing medication
- Providing emotional support
- Handling finances
- Other unpaid tasks
Yes, you can be your loved one’s paid Caregiver once your loved one is deemed eligible for the Community Care Program. The Community Care Program has eligibility requirements that your loved one will have to meet. To apply your loved one for the Community Care Program you will need to contact our Intake Department. housework, medication, finances, emotional support, and transportation.
Berwyn and Cicero.
Respite services provide a paid caregiver to care for your loved one at home while you take a break from caregiving.
No, respite services can only be provided during the day; the latest being 10 pm.