To the Home Instead Senior Care® network, enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families isn’t just about providing care services. If there’s a way we can make your life a little easier, a little less stressful, a little more manageable, we’re glad to share our resources and care expertise with you.
Do you need equipment such as a walker, wheelchair, bedside commode, hoyer lift, crutches, foot boots, or more?? Check out Spartanburg Shares, a local non-profit. You MUST be a Spartanburg County Resident to borrow equipment. You can borrow items for 90 days for FREE!!!
The Shepherd's Center of Spartanburg offers active seniors a variety of programs designed to provide learning experiences, activities promoting physical and mental fitness, avenues for volunteerism, and life enriching opportunities so they may grow mentally, physically and spiritually. The Shepherd's Center of Spartanburg provides a healthy, encouraging environment for seniors to socialize, stay engaged in learning, participate in challenging and fun classes and continue giving to their community through opportunities to share their gifts and skills with others.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides education and support to those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout the community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. They are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
The Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties is a 501©(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing quality of life services to area residents facing the challenges of cancer in our communities through screenings, education and direct services. They are a local organization; all funds raised remain entirely in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. No reimbursement is received from Medicare, Medicaid or any insurance company, nor is the client charged for services provided. They are the only area organization to provide these services without any cost to their clients.They provide critical supplies to their clients with cancer, including nutritional supplements, bras and breast prostheses, ostomy supplies, counseling, home care supplies, wigs and hats, gas cards for treatment transportation, help with cancer medication costs, loan of hospital equipment-- such as wheelchairs, walkers, bedside commodes-- and much more.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Many people find that caring for an aging loved one requires some adaptation.
CaregiverStress.com® is a helpful place to go for resources that cover everything from self care to senior care,
all with the goal of helping you manage, minimize, or prevent stress while making sure your loved one receives the best
Get CaregiverStress.com resources.
If Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia affects someone in your family, this website is for you. You'll
find a wealth of support resources, including free e-learning classes on some Alzheimer's care techniques, information
about care services and an Alzheimer's respite care grant program, tips from experts and other family caregivers in a
dementia support network, and much, much more.
Go to HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com
If you're a family caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, the risk of wandering is one of the potential behavioral symptoms that a loved one could be facing. Wandering could put that person's safety in jeopardy. To help family caregivers keep their aging loved ones safe, Home Instead Senior Care has launched a free alert system, Missing Senior NetworkSM, available at www.MissingSeniorNetwork.com. Sign up your older adult for this service that can help locate a loved one who goes missing or becomes lost.
Learn More at MissingSeniorNetwork.com