Caregiving is a wonderful gift to a loved one...
...and it can be challenging and stressful. Let it also be a gift to you. You don't have to neglect yourself and try to do it all. Let caregiving teach you to find your strengths, to believe in yourself, and to protect your health. You are not alone. Care Partners can connect you with others who are glad to support you in this important work.
Our trained Caregiver Consultants help you assess your needs, reduce stress, and gather support to cope with a loved one’s illness. Caregiver Coaching allows you to travel your caregiving journey in a way that honors your individual situation, strengths, and goals.
We offer resources and coaching to help you care for someone with memory issues, including strategies to address common concerns such as:
- Difficult behaviors
- Changing roles & family dynamics
Our trained, carefully screened volunteers provide safe companionship to your loved one in your home so you can take a break.
We provide events and education so you may learn from other caregivers, gain coping skills, and find helpful resources.
- Caregiver Coffee: Groups meet in Tofte and Grand Marais to share resources and discuss topics related to caregiving.
- Classes for Caregivers: Care Partners offers occasional classes in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association and uses other nationally recognized curriculum to provide information and strategies for caregiving.
- Memory Café: A Memory Café is a free, casual gathering where people with memory loss and the family or friends who care for them can come together in a safe, supportive, relaxed environment. Guests share conversations over a cup of coffee and games, crafts, music or other simple activities. Memory Cafés are not a form of respite care. Instead, they offer a place where both caregiver and care recipient can enjoy one another’s company and interact with others who share similar experiences. The Cook County Memory Café meets at The Hub the third Thursday of each month from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Care Partners' staff and volunteers respect your privacy and will not share any information about you without your consent.