Social Work | Summer 2019 Newsletter

The Journey of Dementia Caregiving Serene Nie Social Work Supervisor The usual journey of dementia caregiving is not short, and it is filled with an incredible amount of uncertainty. How are we to anticipate the next step of our journey? Social Work Services at CaringKind helps caregivers through their journeys and assists in identifying and choosing different care options. When Marc first came to CaringKind, he was torn between his caregiving role and his career in Florida. His mother was in the middle stage of dementia and his father was too exhausted to manage her care. Marc eventually [...]

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Connect2Culture®| Spring 2019 Newsletter

Self-care is Good Care Meredith Wong, Manager of Connect2culture® Caring for a family member living with dementia can be emotionally and physically draining. Caregivers rarely identify as caregivers and often don’t recognize that they too need care and support. Also, caregivers can become lost in the demands and responsibilities of caring for someone else so intensely that they neglect their own well-being. Several opportunities have been created by cultural organizations in New York City – Ailey Arts in Education’s AileyDance Workshops for Caregivers, The Rubin Museum of Art’s Empowering C [...]

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Palliative Care | Summer 2019 Newsletter

CaringKind Partners with Coler Skilled Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island By Ann Wyatt, Manager of Palliative & Residential Care We are thrilled to share the news that NYC Health+Hospitals’s Coler Skilled Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island recently achieved accreditation from the nationally-recognized Comfort Matters program in Phoenix, Arizona. Coler is being accredited for their work in caring for people with advanced dementia. Staff at Coler have worked very hard over several years to improve and expand their work in dementia care, and last year were awarded a grant from the Fa [...]

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Ways To Give | Summer 2019 Newsletter

Foundation Support Makes CaringKind’s Work Possible Carol Berne Senior Vice President of Development In keeping with the theme of this issue, “Good Care is the Best Medicine,” it seems only fitting that we should highlight the foundations that supported us this fiscal year since their generosity made many of our caregiver programs possible. We are proud to share that CaringKind received over one million dollars in foundation grants in fiscal year 2019, which ended on June 30th. This significant support is a reflection of CaringKind’s fine reputation in the philanthropic community, and to the [...]

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Training | Summer 2019 Newsletter

Caregiver Trainings at CaringKind By Amy Torres, Director of Training CaringKind’s training programs foster a non-judgmental environment, where caregivers have the opportunity to discuss the most pressing concerns they are facing supporting a person with dementia. Throughout the program our trainers model best dementia care practices, providing hands on techniques so caregivers can care with confidence. Family members, friends and professional caregivers who regularly interact with a person diagnosed with dementia understand how complex and multifaceted the condition can be. Caregivers may [...]

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