The majority of family caregivers are overwhelmed by the responsibilities of care giving. 35% of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia report that their health has gotten worse due to care responsibilities.
We provide support, education, resources and respite to family caregivers and quality no cost care to those individuals living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or Dementia and other challenges of aging.
Every 65 SECONDS someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease.
In Texas, 1.38 million caregivers are caring for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Help enhance caregiver quality of life.
We attend several Gathering Place programs a month because they provide an opportunity to socialize for my wife and I. Since we moved to Texas from out of state six years ago, we have no relatives or long-term friends in the area. The volunteers at the Gathering Place have replaced them. The Gathering Place programs provides a break for me while I know my wife is not only safe but having fun with loving friends. Weeks without a Gathering Place to attend seem long and empty.
Roger Robson, Caregiver & Husband
Janice Robson, care partner & Wife
CarePartners has had a tremendous impact on my mom and me since we started going to the Gathering Place. My mom loves all the excitement and atmosphere as she dances, sings and interacts with others just like her. I also attend the Common Ground support group which has provided me with knowledge that helps me provide better care. I now know that we caregivers all share the same love and heartache that comes with caring for someone with dementia. I tell myself daily, that although we struggle hourly, and my mom’s mind is fragile, her heart has not changed.
Rowena Wedgman, Caregiver & Daugther
Shirley Pieper, care partner & Mother
In this new phase of our life, the Gathering Place is a blessing. As a caregiver, the support group, Common Ground, has given me insight of what to expect in the future and has blessed me with a group of people that feel like family. For my wife Hilda, it’s a place that she is given undivided attention and love that keeps her feeling calm and safe. Everything at the Gathering Place is tailored to her needs from entertainment to arts & crafts. CarePartners programs are like family when we are all together.
Alfred Flores, Caregiver & Husband
& Hilda Flores, care partner & Wife
My parents, Alfred & Hilda, moved to the Katy area to be near me because I knew that my mom would eventually need more help. My Church offers the Gathering Place program which offers support and respite for my dad and quality care and fun activities for my mom, who has Alzheimer’s. I began to volunteer for CarePartners Alzheimer’s Care Team® which provides the volunteer support for the Gathering Place held at my Church. I have seen first-hand how this program has become a priority in my dad’s life because it is time not only needed but enjoyed by both of them. There can be no greater purpose and blessing in life than the opportunity to connect with one another.
Caregiver & Daughter of Alfred & Hilda Flores
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The heart of our mission is to bring caring volunteers together with families in need of support. Programs are complimentary to caregivers and those suffering from memory loss or other challenges of aging.
A 3.5 hour highly engaging program specifically for individuals living with early to moderate Alzheimer’s, other dementias or memory loss. Planned activities strengthen motor and social skills through games, music, crafts, lunch and socialization. Family caregivers receive 3.5 hours of respite, a break and time away from caregiving responsibilities, while their loved one attends each Gathering Place.
A homebound program focused on helping individuals living with illness or other challenges due to aging. An extended family of trained volunteers offers support and companionship for homebound individuals who belong to a partnering congregation. Family caregivers receive respite, a break and time away from their caregiving responsibilities.
A support group established for family caregivers that offers emotional support, encouragement, friendships and helpful tips about self-care and caregiving. Family caregivers caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, other dementias, memory loss or other challenges of aging may join this monthly support group.
Our organization is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that provides support, education and resources for caregivers and quality care for those living with memory loss and other challenges of aging. We provide four primary programs that directly support caregivers: Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground and Caregiver Conferences. Our volunteers are a part of a Care Team® that supports a CarePartners program. Much of our care is for the frail, elderly, and individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our programs are at no cost to the caregiver and their loved one.
$1 Invested = $3 in Care
5,700 individuals served in 2017
425 community partners and donors in 2017
122,000 volunteer hours provided in 2017
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Learn more about how to be the best family caregiver to your loved one. Shared resources to connect you to tips, helplines, websites, services and specific Alzheimer’s and other Dementias related information.