Just incase no one else says it...
Individual caregiver consultations are now available at both the Demere Center for Living located at 6000 Business Center Drive (off Chatham Pkwy) AND at the Hospice Savannah In-Patient Unit on Eisenhower Drive.
Please reach out to Jill Costello at 912-629-1331 or email JCostello@HospiceSavannah.org to arrange a time to meet and discuss your personal caregiver concerns and situation.
ON-SITE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS!
Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Demere Center at 6000 Business Center Drive
Wednesday, November 17th from 11:00 - Noon
Are you caring for a loved one living with dementia? Whether you are caring for your loved one at home or they reside in a facility, the stress of caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming with uncertainty. You are invited to fellowship with other caregivers sharing your concerns, struggles, and questions.
Please note this group is for family caregivers of a loved one with dementia or memory issues only.
We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and wear a mask.
Evening Caregiver Support Group at Hospice Savannah In-Patient Unit on Eisenhower
Located at 1352 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah
Wednesday, November 17th from 6:00 - 7:00pm
Learn and discover strength, emotional support, and a necessary sense of community with like-minded people.
This group is non-disease specific and your loved one does not have to presently be under hospice care for you to join us.
Due to current Covid restrictions, masks will be required.
Individual Dementia Caregiver Consultations Available
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia and find yourself blocked and frustrated because you don't know what to do and how to do it when it comes to relating and communicating. Do you wonder why what you both want is not happening?

Learn to anticipate the struggles and how to be better prepared. Recognize your loved one's point of view, understand where they are coming from, comprehend the grieving of loss that comes with dementia, and develop a better understanding of what is possible and what is not.
Jill Costello is a Certified Dementia Consultant under Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care and is available for individual caregiver consultations at no financial cost to you.
Educational content provided by Positive Approach® is used with permission and based on the GEMS® and the techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care created and developed by Positive Approach, LLC. www.teepasnow.com 
What is Project Sherpa?
Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with more concerns or questions than before you went in?
Perhaps you felt rushed or were embarrassed, even hesitant to ask for more details?
Would you find it helpful if a doctor accompanied you and/or your care recipient to their next medical appointment to be an advocate on your behalf?
Project Sherpa's retired medical professional volunteers do just that at no charge! Your Sherpa will help ask questions and gather all the facts so that, together, you can make the best medical decisions for you, or your loved one's care.
CLICK HERE for more information or call our office at 912-629-1331.
Project Sherpa is a complimentary service of the Edel Caregiver Institute.
Restorative Yoga Returns to Zoom Only
Caregiver Stress Relief: Schedule some relaxation time just for you!  
Due to reinstated Covid restrictions, Caregiver Restorative Yoga will be returning to Zoom only for the time being. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any confusion and frustration.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and in return receive the link to join us online.

Class is every Thursday morning from 9:30 - 10:30am
Zoom link will be emailed out prior to the start of class.
-- RESPITE IS AVAILABLE! --
Exhausted caregivers with a loved one under Hospice Savannah's care are eligible for up to five days of respite each month. Respite care is available for your loved one in our beautifully renovated Inpatient Unit on Eisenhower Drive where they will receive personalized care from our onsite clinical staff.
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Ask your Hospice Savannah nurse or social worker for more information on how to take advantage of this service.
What are the benefits of respite under Hospice Care?
CLICK HERE to find out more!

If your loved one is not under Hospice Savannah care,
please call 912-629-1088 for information.
Do you know a caregiver who could benefit from the services of the
Edel Caregiver Institute?
Simply text "EdelCaregiver" to 22828
to start receiving our caregiver newsletter and announcements.
For individual consultations, assistance, questions or concerns please contact:
Jill Costello, MA at 912-629-1331 / JCostello@HospiceSavannah.org
or Marilyn Johnson at 912-629-1327 / MJohnson@HospiceSavannah.org
For more information on the Edel Caregiver Institute, please visit our website: www.EdelCaregiverInstitute.org

While there is no charge for our classes or support groups, we gratefully accept donations.
The Edel Caregiver Institute is part of the Hospice Savannah Inc. continuum of care. Hospice Savannah is accredited by The Joint Commission, the gold standard in health care, meaning our staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care.
The Edel Caregiver Institute and Hospice Savannah, Inc. are proud partners with the United Way of the Coastal Empire!