Caregiver Support

CAPES is cancelled until further notice

Caring for Aging People Education and Support


The CAPES support group is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM and they are at no cost.

Class topics include dementia, legal issues, coping with stress, self-care, community resources, and making difficult life choices. 

The new location is Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) 121 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803.

Meeting dates:

PLEASE NOTE most of the meetings are in room Pisgah A but there are a couple in Balsam A.

For more information please contact Juanita Igo or call (828) 277-8288 Ext. 1307.

Resources for Caregivers


Types of resources:

  • Respite is time for you away from your loved one. Respite services can provide someone who stays with your loved one in your home or a place for your loved one to stay for short periods of time (adult day services).

  • In-Home help can include:

    • ​Personal care

    • Home Health

    • Companion and/or chore help

    • Home repair

  • Adult day services  can provide a place for a loved one to spend time so you can take a break away. Your care recipient can also benefit from the social interaction, stimulating activities, and a different environment. These services are available for private pay or, if you are eligible, a subsidy. 

  • A long-term-care ombudsman program  provides information, directories, education, and advocacy services regarding nursing homes and assisted-living residences. 

  • The County Department of Social Services provides low-income assistance, applications for Medicaid, and adult protective services. 

T: (828) 277-8288

F: (828) 277-8299


9:00 AM-4:30 PM

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