Shawnee Alliance in collaboration with SIU-Family Practice Memory Clinic, SIU-School of Social Work Dr. Elaine Jurkowski and the Carbondale Regional Alzheimer representative will be offering the Savvy Caregiver Program course starting in September 28th thru November 2nd.
To reach the persons we feel could benefit, the Memory Clinic will be reaching out to their patients and Shawnee Alliance will be reaching out to Family Caregiver clients we are aware of.
There are a few unique opportunities being offered:
- The care receivers will either be in the Memory Clinic testing or being cared for by Dr. Jurkowski “Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)” group.
- The care givers will be in the “Savvy Caregiver” program.
- All will be located in the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale complex, with ADS in Carbondale also being approached to assist if unable to participate in the CST.
- We will have telephonic access available as well as Care Coordinators from Shawnee Alliance will offer face to face in the home if necessary.
For more information about the program (or how to think about setting up a similar one in your community), please contact:
Community Service Unit Director
Phone: 618-985-8322 or 618-956-9627