November 18, 2013
Caregiver support group, Healthy Aging Task Force
Present: Mary Beth Daniels, Inez Janger, Ellen McCabe, Roberta Raimon, Beth Toomey, Terre Young.
Meeting for our first time, we worked together to identify caregivers, who they care for, caretakers what their needs are or might be and what a caretaker is compared to a caregiver.
Caregivers For: Needs:
Wife Parent continuing education
husband Child (disabeled) counsel
child Spouse financial advice or dollars
agency agency respite
relative family member transportation
off island family member friend/neighbor assessment plan for continuing best care
help with transition from home to facility
`COA or agency connections
Group support meetings
We agreed that a caretaker is one who is employed for caregiving or a volunteer-either can be from an agency, or community congregation, or privately paid.
We will look at off island agencies and groups, island agencies, and groups, collect any materials and information, and come together in the Hospice of MV office on January 21, 2014, 1:30 pm.
Just before leaving we agreed (for now) on this mission statement:
The mission of caregivers support committee: building island capacity and integration to support caregiving.
Please think on this mission statement and bring any suggestions for change to the next meeting.
Respectfully submitted, Terre D. Young