Information, support and programs for caregivers and their loved ones.
Caring for your parent, spouse of friend at home is hard work. It can leave you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.
At the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Lee counties, we can help ease the burden of caregiving by providing compassionate care for your loved one and support for you. Click on the images above to find out which services are offered in each location.
Adult Day Service
Health care providers and health regulators are beginning to understand that the combination of day programs and staying at home can be a cost effective and better way of caring for individuals with memory issues, as opposed to placement in a nursing home or memory care facility. Our fully licensed, Adult Day Service is the ideal program for an older adult who is experiencing cognitive or medical issues. It’s also a place that offers you, the caregiver, peace of mind – for as many days and hours you choose each week.
Support for Caregivers
Through our Caregiver Resource Centers in Sarasota and Venice, we help you decide the best plan for you and your family. We have access to local, state and national resources, many reference materials and a lending library. Educational programming is offered both on site and in the community. Lee County also offers caregiver education information.
Caregivers who live with and care for someone with dementia can experience extraordinary amounts of stress. That’s why we offer support groups – private, safe gatherings where you can ask questions, voice concerns and get new ideas from others. In Sarasota and Venice, groups meet weekly and discussions are completely confidential. It’s also a great place to meet people who share your experience. In addition, we offer a caregiver therapy group facilitated by a trained practitioner.