FSL Is Taking Care of Caregivers
In honor of Mother’s Day and National Mental Health Awareness Month, FSL dedicates this month to focus on caregivers. We understand that caregivers play a vital role in the lives of many of FSL’s clients—and that often, the care they provide entails substantial effort and sacrifice on their part. To acknowledge and support the caregivers that uphold our community, FSL offers several resources and programs intended to help ease the burden (both mental and physical) that caregivers bear.
Caregiver Educational Series
FSL’s Caregiver Educational Series offers five different classes, each of which addresses a specific aspect of caregiving. From caregiver burnout and stress management to fall prevention to dementia friendliness, each course gives caregivers the tools and knowledge they need to ensure that they and their loved ones stay happy and well. Additionally, the Caregiver Education Series provides a safe, friendly environment in which caregivers can discuss their experiences and find a sense of support and community among other caregivers.
Visit our website or contact FSL’s Outreach Coordinator, Nydia Montijo (firstname.lastname@example.org), to sign up for your first class today!
ReCreación provides daycare services to adults with disabilities, including nutritious meals, engaging activities, and personalized daily care needs. For many caregivers, programs like these give extra time in the day to run errands, go to work, or recharge and practice self-care. In addition, when their loved ones are at ReCreación, caregivers can relax, knowing that their loved ones are spending the day in a fun, safe environment.
Care by Design
Here at FSL, we realize there’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to caregiving. So often, caregivers are abruptly thrown into their roles without warning, leaving them at a loss for where to start. Care by Design helps clients coordinate customized care programs and connect them with resources. Our goal is to meet the unique needs of both caregivers, and their loved ones, through both in-home and community-based services.
Established in 1974, FSL is dedicated to providing integrated, customized care for those who need it in the Phoenix area. We offer a wide range of home- and community-based services, including:
- Affordable housing options
- Nutritious meal programs
- Health & Wellness programs
- Senior centers
- Recreation programs
- Support for caregivers
These services are designed to enable Arizonans of all ages to live happier, healthier, more independent lives. So, if you or someone you know is struggling to have their needs met, don’t hesitate to contact us and find out how we can help you. And if you’re looking to give back, consider donating or volunteering your time to our mission. We can’t wait to work with you!