Lending library for Southeast caregivers

Many individuals, at some point in their lives, will find themselves in the unique position of caring for a relative, friend or neighbor. This role of informal caregiver can present serious demands, especially if the care recipient is experiencing physical or cognitive declines due to illness or disease. Caregivers in Southeast Alaska face the additional obstacle of not always having access to training and education. The Senior and Caregiver Resource Center, designed to assist families throughout the Southeast region, works to combat this issue by providing a Lending Library full of resources pertinent to caregiving.

Family Caregiver Support Advocate Marty Nelson maintains a database with over 100 titles of books, DVDs and multimedia workbooks on a wide variety of topics such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care, fall prevention, stress reduction, and death and grieving. Marty works individually with family caregivers to recommend particular items to address specific caregiving challenges. She is glad to mail them anywhere within the Southeast Region, allowing caregivers the ability to gain valuable insights on their own time from the comfort of home.

For more information or to take advantage of this free service to caregivers, please contact the Senior and Caregiver Resource Center, toll-free at (866) 746-6177.

The Senior and Caregiver Resource Center is a program of Southeast Senior Services, a division of Catholic Community Service.