Thank you for your interest in CareSmart services. We are dedicated to delivering educational programs and resources that support family caregivers, older adults, and adults with disabilities.
CareSmart provides the following services to the community
Educational community programs on topics such as dementia, user-friendly homes, fall prevention, caregiving, housing options, and self-advocacy
Information and referral
Telephone and in-person consultations on caregiving and aging issues
A comprehensive website of resources tailored to meet community needs
Caregiver and family learning/support networks, i.e., Care Cafes (in development)
If you’re a business or community organization, CareSmart also offers on-site fee-based services tailored to meet your specific needs. In addition to the services outlined above, CareSmart can also provide Dementia-Friendly Community training.
Please see the list below for a sampling of our presentations and workshops. Looking for something not on this list? We can also create customized presentations to meet your needs. Please feel free to contact us for more information..
For older adults and/or family caregivers
Successfully Aging with Disabilities. How people and environment influence success.
After Hospitalization: Smart Transition Strategies. Minimizing chances of a return trip.
Smart Technologies for Healthy Living. How “high tech” can enhance well-being and independence.
User-Friendly Homes 101. Home modifications that can make your home safer and more enjoyable.
User-Friendly Homes 102. Gadgets to accommodate your changing needs.
Dementia Series: Learn how to distinguish dementia from normal brain changes; how dementia affects the ability to function; and caregiving strategies that contribute to quality of life for a person with dementia and his/her caregiver/s.
Where Do You Want to Live When You Grow Up? (Housing Options for Older Adults). Program will include definitions and examples of a wide variety of housing options from staying in your own home to nursing home care. General costs for each option and assessment tools will also be provided.
Advocacy 101: Speaking Up for Yourself and Your Loved Ones/s. Based on the Joint Commission’s "Speak Up!" program, participants will learn specific advocacy strategies and practical tools that can enhance their ability to take a more active role in their health and personal care.
For family caregivers of adults
Tools Caregivers Need. Personal and community resources for family caregivers
Respite: Keeping Your Batteries Charged. The importance and benefits of respite for caregivers.
More Than a Caregiver… a Care Manager, Too. Encourages family caregivers to recognize and give themselves credit for managing the multiple challenges of their role.
When Behavior IS the Message. How chronic health conditions can affect behavior; strategies for managing the situation.
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