One Source-Empowering Caregivers provides multiple services for In-home caregivers.
1. Free non-medical respite services
Our dedicated respite volunteers will come into the home to spend time with loved ones while the caregiver takes a break. We offer respite services to Caregivers to help improve the quality of life and make every day living more manageable. We assist you with non-medical companion care for your loved one, in the comfort of a familiar environment: your home. We build a foundation of trust and give you the support and peace of mind you need so you feel confident in your loved one’s happiness. Nap or run errands, it’s your time to do what you please.
2. Caregiver resources and referrals
- Resource Library: Caregivers are welcome to visit our online amazon resource library list to browse our FREE local resource library. Any book listed online is also available in the Grass Valley, CA Office located inside of the Glenbrook Station at 524 Brunswick Rd.
- CalGrows Caregiver classes and coaching: One Source-Empowering Caregivers has partnered with CalGrows to help caregivers learn and earn. Come into our office and we can help register you for classes online or sign up today at CalGrows.org : CalGrows can help grow your career, develop your skills, and provide quality care to older adults and people with disabilities. CalGrows offers free career coaching, free training courses, and incentive payments to caregivers working in home and community settings, including unlicensed caregivers, certified home care aides (HCAs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs), and friends/family caregivers. See if you qualify at CalGrows.org
- Referrals and advocacy: We understand the challenges and hardships many caregivers face while navigating the often unexpected role they are now in, and we want them all to know that they are not alone in this. We here at One Source- Empowering caregivers are here to improve the overall well-being of the caregiver and have been training through the “no wrong door” program from Boston University to better inform caregivers of their options and opportunities.
3. Peer support groups
- Online Caregiver Community Support Group: (current limit of 15 participants to ensure everyone can be heard) Our Caregiver support group is held via zoom on the first and third Mondays of every month. please contact Carolyn for more information. (530) 205-9514 or email ED@empoweringcaregivers.org
- In-person Volunteer Support Group with Dr. Jeff Kane M.D : Back in session for October 2023 Please join us for our monthly volunteer support group with Jeff Kane M.D author of How to Heal as we discuss ways to accept and adapt to challenges faced by volunteers of nonprofit organisations.
For more information please call 530.205.9514
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Things can be overwhelming when you are caring for a loved one at home, and we understand how challenging the situation can become. We want you to know you are not alone. With our respite care service, we can offer you some peace of mind. Our hope at One Source- Empowering Caregivers is that you can feel empowered by getting help, without feeling guilty.
Did you know that there are four million family caregivers in California. Almost 25% of family caregivers caring for a loved one report their health is fair to poor. Nearly 50% of these caregivers are dealing with symptoms of mild to moderate depression. Over sixty percent report Anxiety or Depression in the past year.*
We have developed a comprehensive training curriculum for our Volunteer Care Specialists. Our goal is to place our trained Volunteer Care Specialists in homes to provide cost free respite to caregivers who are caring for someone at home.
We need your help more than ever to accomplish these goals and help our community caregivers. You can make a difference now by going to our donate page and support our mission to get this service out to our community. You can also help by volunteering your time to help with program development, or other areas of opportunity. Call 530-205-9514
Working together to support the Caregiver and the needs of their loved ones…
*NFCA Annual Report, 2006, NAC & AARP 2009, Zarit,S. (2006).