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Caregiver Support

Caregiver Resource Center

Whether you are looking for a day program for your aunt, or funding to purchase an adapted van, our experienced Case Managers in Easterseals Caregiver Resource Centers will answer your questions and provide you with information to help you in your important role as a caregiver. Find resources and information that will help with caring for a loved one with a disability or aging condition through this free service.

This service is partially funded through the state Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities through the National Family Caregiver Support Program, Title III-E of the Older Americans Act, but is available to caregivers with loved ones across the lifespan. Stop in the Caregiver Resource Center in either New Castle or Georgetown to talk to a Case Manager and browse the pamphlets and books available for you as a caregiver, or call 302-221-2076 (NC) or 302-253-1129 (Georgetown) to connect with our knowledgeable staff.

Resource & Technology Demonstration Center

Assistive Technology, whether low-tech or high-tech, can help your loved one be more independent, or make life easier for you as a caregiver.  Simple devices such as weighted utensils or Velcro clothing to more complex items such as fall sensing mats or an adapted kitchen are all on display in the Resource & Technology Demonstration Center. Housed in the New Castle location, visitors can try hundreds of pieces of equipment and learn more about assistive technology which may benefit you or your loved one. 

Since Easterseals does not sell any devices, nor receive commissions from manufacturers, you can rest assured that staff will help you find the right products for your situation.  And since most assistive technology is not funded through insurance, our Case Managers will search for funding options which may be available. Drop in the Resource and Technology Demonstration Center during regular business hours, or call 302-221-2076 or 302-253-1129 to talk with one of our Case Managers. 

Click here to take a virtual tour of the center. 

Click here for a downloadable flyer on the Resource and Technology Demonstration Center. (.pdf)  

FYI: Finance Your Independence

Much of the assistive technology that may benefit someone with a disability, or their caregiver, is not covered by insurance. While many devices are relatively inexpensive, i.e. adapted utensils, elastic shoelaces, many other items are costlier and may require payments over a period of time. In collaboration with the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Easterseals has partnerships with lending institutions which can help finance assistive technology with lower interest loans. Whether you are looking for an adapted van to transport your child who uses a wheelchair, modifications to your home so your mother can move in with you, hearing aids for your spouse, or an adapted computer for your home business, the Finance Your Independence (FYI) Program may be the answer. Our Case Manager will help you through the process and answer all your questions. For more information, call 302-221-2076 or email resources@esdel.org. Click here for a downloadable flyer.

Click here for the FYI: Finance Your Independence flyer.

Caregiver Education and Support

Throughout the year, Easter Seals offers workshops, support groups and other events for caregivers. The purpose is to provide resources and practical tools and tips, as well as information on how caregivers can take care of themselves. A monthly Caregiver Support Group is offered in both our New Castle and Georgetown locations where caregivers share their own, and learn from others’, experiences in caregiving. Free workshops on topics such as Fall Prevention, caring for a Loved One with Dementia, Financial Planning, and other timely subjects, are offered throughout the year in both our New Castle and Georgetown locations. Check our events page for current and upcoming events

Our signature event is the Annual Caregiver Conference which brings together caregivers, professionals and providers to learn about caregiving issues and share solutions and ideas. This free conference is co-sponsored by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities and offers an opportunity for learning, networking and sharing.

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