Helping Aging Family and Friends
Taking care of an aging family member or friend can be a fulfilling experience. But, caregiving can also be time-consuming, stressful and overwhelming. Fortunately, there is support available—tapping into this support can help you continue to provide high quality care, while managing the challenges of caregiving.
The Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Family Caregiver Support Program provides information, resources, support groups, respite care and classes on caregiving and stress management. These resources can help you:
Learn strategies for planning to make the future easier
Learn tips on how to take care of yourself
Learn tips on how to balance caregiving with family and work
Find the care and assistance your loved one needs
Reduce stress and anxiety
Learn more about the Family Caregiver Support Program.