Improving Caregiver Well-Being

GetSetUp’s Caregiver Support Program is designed to support older adult caregivers in managing their responsibilities with confidence and ease. Our diverse range of classes includes self-care techniques, digital tools to aid caregiving, support groups for emotional support, medication management strategies, and wellness tips.

What we Offer

Our program includes a variety of classes to support caregivers in different aspects of their roles:

Self-Care and Wellness

  • Stress Management for Caregivers: Techniques and practices to manage stress and prevent burnout.
  • Mindful Practices for Caregivers: Mindfulness exercises to enhance mental well-being.
  • Healthy Eating for Busy Caregivers: Nutrition tips and quick, healthy meal ideas to maintain energy and health.
  • Fitness for Caregivers: Simple exercises to stay fit and healthy while managing caregiving responsibilities.
  • Sleep Hygiene for Caregivers: Strategies to improve sleep quality and overall restfulness.

Practical Caregiving Skills

  • Medication Management: How to organize and manage medications for loved ones.
  • Safe Mobility and Transfer Techniques: Training on safely moving and assisting those with mobility issues.
  • First Aid and Emergency Preparedness: Basic first aid skills and how to prepare for medical emergencies.
  • Understanding Chronic Conditions: Information on managing common chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.

Navigating the Healthcare System

  • Understanding Healthcare Benefits: A guide to Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance plans.
  • Advocating for Your Loved One: How to effectively communicate with healthcare providers and advocate for your loved one’s needs.
  • Navigating Healthcare Services: Tips on scheduling appointments, understanding medical bills, and accessing community resources.

Legal and Financial Planning

  • Financial Management for Caregivers: Managing finances, budgeting, and understanding financial support options.
  • Legal Issues in Caregiving: Understanding power of attorney, living wills, and other legal considerations.
  • Accessing Public Benefits: Information on state and federal benefits available to caregivers and their loved ones.

Emotional and Social Support

  • Building a Support Network: How to find and utilize support groups and community resources.
  • Coping with Grief and Loss: Managing emotions and finding support during difficult times.
  • Balancing Caregiving with Personal Life: Tips on maintaining personal relationships and self-identity while caregiving.

Technology and Tools

  • Using Technology to Aid Caregiving: Introduction to apps and tools that can help manage caregiving tasks.
  • Virtual Support Groups: Participating in online communities for peer support and shared experiences.
  • Digital Literacy for Caregivers: Basic computer and smartphone skills to stay connected and informed.

What is the Impact?

  • Enhanced Well-Being: By prioritizing self-care and wellness, caregivers are better able to maintain their health and manage the stresses of caregiving.
  • Improved Caregiving Efficiency: Digital tools and practical strategies streamline caregiving tasks, making it easier for caregivers to balance their responsibilities.
  • Stronger Community Support: Support groups foster a sense of community and provide emotional support, reducing feelings of isolation and stress among caregivers.
  • Better Health Management: Classes on medication management and wellness ensure that both caregivers and their loved ones maintain optimal health.
  • Empowered Caregivers: Knowledge and resources empower caregivers to provide the best possible care while looking after their own needs.