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Caregiver Coaches Help Family Caregivers on Long Island

Caring for a family member is one of the most difficult things we can do in our lives.  It can be an emotional roller coaster and navigating the maze of health care and available resources can be overwhelming.

To help Long Islanders during this critical time, AARP is offering a free telephone support program that can help busy and stressed caregivers.  Called the Caregiving Coaching program, the goal of the program is to help prevent caregivers from operating in crisis mode and to connect them with resources that can help them on their caregiving journey.

The program works by connecting caregivers with trained volunteer caregiver coaches who not only guide caregivers through the challenges of caregiving, but also serve as a voice of reassurance to help caregivers who are having feelings despair or isolation.

If you are a caregiver and want to be matched with a caregiver coach, or if you wish to volunteer to become a coach, contact the helpline at 631-642-729.

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