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Local Support Groups for Caregivers

Carson City Caregiver Support Group (All Caregivers)

St. Peter's Episcopal Church 

Phone 775-882-1534

Contact the support group leader, Dr. Deb Cash, for more information: nvdebcash41@yahoo.com

Online Support Groups for Caregivers

 

APDA Virtual Care Partner Support Group

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/events/virtual-parkinsons-care-partner-support-group/

 

Caregiver Resources

The role of a caregiver is usually one that a person must take on without any prior warning. It is a major change to anyone’s lifestyle. A caregiver must be on-call twenty-four hours a day. They must always be on their toes. They must be organized, well informed and watchful. They must be very patient, helpful and warm-hearted towards their loved one’s changing physical/mental condition. All this is difficult to master. A caregiver must also have inner strength and determination to carefully balance the new demands that lie ahead. For more information visit https://myparkinsons.org/parkinsons-caregiver-role/

Making simple home adjustments can make it easier. This article gives some good suggestions: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/living/home-adjustments/

APDA Resources for Care Partners               

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/resources-support/for-caregivers/

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

Caregiver’s Compensation Guide

There are three main ways you can get paid if you are taking care of an aging family member.

Please call the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada at 775-333-5499 if you have any questions.

  1. Option 1 - Family Care Contracts

  2. Option 2 - Veteran Support

  3. Option 3 - Compensation through Medicaid

https://nevadacaregivers.org/documents/caregivers-compensation-guide/

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/

https://www.caregiver.org/resource/webinar-caregiver-assessment-i-why-and-what-should-we-assess/

Nevada Caregivers Coalition   

https://nvcaregiverscoalition.com/

Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Information   

https://myparkinsons.org/

 

Parkinson Foundation- Caregiver Information   

https://www.parkinson.org/resources-support/carepartners

Community Foundation of Western Nevada- Washoe Caregivers   

We connect you with resources to help you care for an aging family member.

If you are a family caregiver and want to know how you can get paid go to https://washoecaregivers.org/compensation/.

For further assistance, please call the Community Foundation at 775-333-5499.

https://washoecaregivers.org/

Book Resources for Caregivers

 "The Comfort of Home, Parkinson Disease Edition": A Guide for Parkinson Disease Caregivers by Maria M. Meyer

Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving for Parkinson’s Disease by Lianna Marie

A Parkinson's Primer (An Indispensible Guide to Parkinson's Disease for Patients and Their Families) by John M. Vine

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