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Caregivers Center

Family caregivers need care, too
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Comfort and support for and by caregivers

caregiver support groups near meCaregivers provide a broad range of care and support for loved ones with serious acute, chronic or disabling conditions.

Family caregivers may be primary or secondary caregivers and live with or live separately from the person needing care and support. The tasks of caregiving can range and change depending on the needs of the care recipient.

Often a caregiver may handle medical appointments and visits, secure and administer medication, acquire medical equipment, and assist an individual with ranging activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, toileting, dressing and household chores, as well as social, spiritual and leisure activities.

A caregiver may also act as a resource of important information as well as advocate with healthcare professionals on behalf of a loved one.


Our complimentary Caregivers Center is here to support you

We're here to give you support, easy access to information, and a place to go rest, recharge, and regain your energy. At no cost to you.

We're here to help, Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm

Take a break and visit us. Stay for a minute, or an hour.

  • Have a chat
  • Share your experiences with other caregivers
  • Meet with a Licensed Social Worker
  • Or just sit and have a quiet moment for yourself

Join our complimentary Caregivers Support Groups

We are currently offering support groups in person and virtually

  • All groups facilitated by a Licensed Social Worker.
  • All virtual groups will meet via Zoom. In-person groups will meet at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
  • Free to attend. All are welcome.

More Information: Noelle Roth, LMSW
Email: nroth4@northwell.edu
Phone: (631) 548-6259


Family Caregivers Support Groups
Join us for one of our support groups:

  • General caregivers support group
  • Support group for caregivers of a loved one with dementias and memory impairments
  • Support group for caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s & Dementia
  • Bereavement support groups for family caregivers forming

For all meeting details, dates, and registration information, click here.


Tuesday Talks: Stroke Lecture Series for Caregivers
Please join us for our mini-series of educational workshops, a program of the Caregivers Center, geared towards managing stroke rehabilitation. This series will address the needs of both patient and their caregiver dealing with stroke rehabilitation. Each workshop will be streamed for approximately 30 minutes, once a month on Tuesday via our Facebook page: Facebook.com/PeconicBayMedicalCenter: Facebook.com/PeconicBayMedicalCenter.

For event dates and more information, click here.


Nurturing our souls: Spiritual resources for caregivers
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022: 11 AM - 12 PM

Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Chaplain Deb Miller will discuss recognizing how caregiving impacts our spiritual practices. This workshop will address strategies for tending to our own spiritual needs in creative and flexible ways along the ever-changing caregiving journey. All tools shared in this workshop are intended to be accessible to caregivers regardless of particular belief or practice.

For registration details, click here.


How you can get involved


Listen to the experts


Caregiver Coach Interview Stories
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“MY FAVORITE THING IS THE LOOK ON THE CAREGIVER’S FACE WHEN THEY REALIZE I’M THERE FOR THEM.”
--Karen, Caregiver Coach

Caregivers give so much and expect so little in return, and they often feel so alone. When one of use walks into the room, they expect that we’re there for the patient. They are so, so touched when they realize we are there for them.

They are so relieved and touched when they hear, “How are YOU doing?”

The Caregiver Program is amazing, and it really touches me. It is so important for the caregiver’s well-being. Being a caregiver is hard, stressful. We help them know their efforts are seen, appreciated, and supported.

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“WE WANT THEM TO KNOW THEY’RE NOT ALONE. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.”
--Mary Lynn, Caregiver Coach

Years ago, when our son was in a tragic accident, my husband and I spent so many hours in the hospital, and we felt so alone. I know what that feels like, and I don’t want anyone to have to feel that way.

The Caregiver Center is a resource for caregivers. A place where they can rest, recharge, get answers to questions, and get support from people who know what they’re going through.

As a Caregiver Coach, I listen. I share my story. I stay in touch, not just in the patient’s room but in the days and weeks afterward. I make sure the caregiver knows there’s someone there for THEM.

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“YOU DON’T NEED TO BE PERFECT. YOU JUST NEED TO BE PRESENT.”
--Carol, Caregiver Coach

It’s not easy being a caregiver. I have been a family caregiver since I was 11 years old, and I know what it’s like to feel scared, alone, not sure I’m up for the task and worried I’m doing it wrong.

As a Caregiver Coach, my biggest job is helping caregivers realize they’re doing something worthwhile just by being themselves and being there for the patient. There’s no right or wrong way to be a caregiver. It’s your love, empathy, and presence that means so much.


“What I appreciate most about the Caregivers Center is…”*

…Knowing people are there reaching out, offering support and caring. Knowing we’re not alone.

…The resources! A big help when I was changing Mom’s long-term Medicaid insurance.

…Speaking with others in the same situation and getting tips on what they do.

…They are great! I really appreciate their calls to check on me.

…Just hearing other people in similar situations looking at it in a different way.

…The calls telling me they are there if I need to talk. They were very considerate and loving and understanding.

…Everyone here is extremely kind and caring. Thank you for all the compassion for my daughter. Blessings to all.

* What some of our family caregivers have said about the Caregivers Center.

Download our Caregivers
Resource Guide:


There are only four kinds of people in the world:
Those who have been caregivers.
Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers,
and those who will need a caregiver.
 – Rosalynn Carter


We’re right in the Lobby

We’re ready to help in finding the support you need and deserve.


Join our “Stay in Touch” Program

Join the more than 70 Caregivers who receive regular “check-in” calls from our Social Worker and coaches.

Call (631) 548-6259 to join.


The Caregivers Center provides:

  • A quiet place to rest and recharge
  • A resource center to connect to community services
  • Support and assistance from   experienced caregiving coaches
  • Computers, phone chargers, wi-fi
  • People who care and who are ready to help.

For more information, call
(631) 548-6259

Email: nroth4@northwell.edu


FAQs

Who will provide help in the Caregivers Center?

Dedicated social workers and coaches are there to support you.

Who can access or use the Caregivers Center?

Any family caregiver is welcome.

What will I find in the Caregivers Center?

The Caregivers Center is a quiet, supportive, family-centered place to rest and recharge. It includes a resource library, computers, phone rechargers, free wi-fi, comfort and support.


Click here to read 2020 caregiving statistics from the AARP


“They were here for me”

“They provided myself and my family just what we needed, just when we needed it. They made a difficult situation easier to bear.”

“You showed us such kindness and understanding, love and support and we felt all of this from you.”

“You took the time to listen and never rushed as you allowed us to express how we feel. You brought us hugs and comfort daily.”