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The mission of the Edel Caregiver Institute is to support you, the caregiver, as you support your loved one. No matter the diagnosis or stage of the diagnosis, we are here to offer help with finding resources and provide emotional support throughout your caregiving journey.

Our support groups and individual consultations are designed to assist with your unique caregiving needs and concerns. There is no charge to be a part of our open groups offering opportunities to share and be heard, as well as to listen and support.

Perhaps you’re not comfortable sharing in a group? We also offer individual consultations at no charge. If you have a concern about your loved one’s dementia behaviors, are looking for assistance finding resources, or would just appreciate a private session with a caregiver consultant we would be honored to walk with you through your caregiver journey.

The video below introduces you to some of our grateful clients and gives a quick overview of how we help:

Who are Caregivers?

Caregivers are friends, relatives, in-laws, and spouses – anyone who provides assistance to another, in whatever capacity and whatever their relationship, with no financial benefits.

What We Offer

Through our partnerships with the Steward Center for Palliative Care, United Way of the Coastal Empire, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, Coastal Area Agency on AgingMercer University School of Medicine at Memorial Health, St. Joseph’s CandlerGeorgia Southern University, Senior Citizens, Inc., and many other local area service agencies, we offer standard-setting, innovative programs to help all non-professional caregivers learn how to best deal with impending or current caregiving challenges and needs. By providing tailored support we can help reduce your level of stress and help maintain the health and quality of life for both you and your care recipient. (Increasing evidence also shows that providing comprehensive support to family caregivers reduces stress induced diseases for caregivers.)

We can also provide:
• Resource information and referrals to community services.
• Caregiver follow-up support.
• Caregiver support groups and individual consultations.
• Extensive dementia education and support
(including individual consultations with “Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Caregiving™” Certified Independent Consultant)
• Restorative yoga classes for caregivers
• Dementia Live™  dementia simulation experience.
• Project Sherpa (physician appointment navigation and patient advocacy).
• Palliative care education and referrals

If you are a non-professional caregiver in need of help, please fill out our caregiving questionnaire.
We will be in touch with you soon!

While there is no charge for our services, classes, or support groups, donations are gratefully accepted.
If you choose, please donate below.

 

Are you a caregiver in Richmond Hill, Pembroke,
Effingham or Liberty County?

 

The Edel Caregiver Institute will now be available to meet with caregivers at United Way Service Centers by appointment at the following locations from 9:30am-3:30pm:

Bryan County / South:  Second Wednesday monthly
9611 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill

Effingham County:  Second Thursday monthly
711 Zitterour Drive, Rincon

Liberty County:  Third Tuesday monthly
301 Fairhope Lane, Hinesville

Bryan County / North:  Third Wednesday monthly
40 South Industrial Blvd, Pembroke
In Pembroke, please contact Elizabeth Brodhead at 912-629-1069 or email: EBrodhead@HospiceSavannah.org for assistance or to schedule an office appointment.

 

For Richmond Hill, Effingham, and Liberty Co., please contact Jill Costello at 912-629-1331 or email: JCostello@EdelCaregiverInstitute.org for assistance or to schedule an office appointment.

 

The Edel Caregiver Institute Caregiver & Patient Advocacy app is available for download on your iOS or Android phone!
This app offers local resources and information to help all non-professional caregivers learn how to best deal with impending or current caregiving challenges and needs. It also offers resources and helpful links for patients themselves. We are grateful to our local partners – primarily St. Joseph’s/Candler, the United Way of the Coastal Empire and many other service agencies for their collaboration on this ground-breaking community resource. We know you will find it useful in your medical or caregiving journey. Download it today!
For Android users, please visit this link to download.
For iOS users, the app will be available in the Apple Store soon. In the interim, access by opening your Safari browser to visit this link, then just click on the icon below and “Add to Home Screen.”

For more information on how the Edel Caregiver Institute may assist you, please contact us at 912.629.1331 or e-mail Jill Costello at JCostello@EdelCaregiverInstitute.org.

The Edel Caregiver Institute is located in the Parkway Business Center off Chatham Parkway inside the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive, Savannah, GA 31405  (click for map)

Certified “Dementia Live®”Coach
Teepa Snow PAC Certified
Dementia
Consultant

Certified “Dealing with Dementia” Trainer

 

Certified Support Group Facilitator

Educational content provided by Positive Approach® is used with permission and based on the GEMS® and the techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care created and developed by Positive Approach, LLC. www.teepasnow.com

PAC Certified Independent Consultants are not employees of Positive Approach, LLC. The opinions and views expressed by PAC Certified Independent Consultants do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Positive Approach, LLC or any of its employees.  Positive Approach, LLC is not liable for any actions by PAC Certified Independent Consultants.

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