Caregiver Support

Caring for Aging People Education and Support 
(CAPES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting dates:

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

  • Nov. 12th – 5-6:30pm – Pisgah A

  • Dec. 10th – 5-6:30pm – Pisgah A

  • Jan. 14, 2020 – 5-6:30pm – Pisgah A

  • Feb. 11, 2020 – 5-6:30pm – Pisgah A

  • March 10, 2020 – 5-6:30pm – Pisgah A

  • April 14, 2020 – 5-6:30pm – Pisgah A

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.

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. 

Call us:

(828) 277-8288

Monday-Friday

9:00 AM-4:30 PM

© 2017 The Council on Aging of Buncombe County.