The infrastructure developed by MEOC includes
eleven community group respite centers,
an in-home respite program, adult day health care, care coordination and five
caregiver support groups (including two Alzheimer’s groups, an on-line
Alzheimer’s support group). A Family Caregiver Resource Center, an annual Alzheimer’s
Seminar, caregiver education programs, a quarterly newspaper, pharmacy
assistance, personal care, homemaker services, transportation and home safety
program are additional services available to assist caregivers.
Since 1982, the agency has placed a major
emphasis on services that support and encourage family caregivers.
Since the inception of the program, thousands of family caregivers have
received assistance and an average of two hundred caregivers receive assistance
through the program monthly.
is committed in providing support to families providing around the clock care to
elderly family members. In addition to in home respite and group respite
services, MEOC operates Caregiver Support Groups to provide emotional,
educational and social support to families caring for their elders.