New to Medicare or need a refresher?
Join Antoinette Gardner, Coastal Region representative for GeorgiaCares and learn about Parts A, B, C and D to help you make informed decisions about health and drug coverage. GeorgiaCares SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) can assist with Medicare enrollment options, coverage changes, out-of-pocket costs, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policies and more. GeorgiaCares will screen and assist clients with the Medicare Savings Program and the Extra Help programs to reduce co-payments, coinsurance and deductibles.

Thursday, July 30th at 10:00am
This webinar is presented by GeorgiaCares and is open to anyone interested in learning about Medicare.

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Join by phone toll number: +1 470-344-9228
129980663# (Dial-in Number)
Join us for online caregiver fellowship this week of July 27th - July 31st
The Edel Caregiver Institute has gone online and now offers three types of support groups to assist with your specific caregiving needs, Anticipatory Grief, Dementia Caregiving, and Caregiver Fellowship . There is no charge to be a part of our open groups and all three offer opportunities to share and be heard, as well as to listen and support. Perhaps you’re not comfortable sharing in a group? We also offer individual consultations via phone or online meeting.

MONDAY ... July 27th at 1:00pm
What is Anticipatory Grief and why is there a caregiver support group for it?
Many caregivers experience shock and anxiety when they are first confronted with a serious medical diagnosis for their loved one. As their loved one's condition progresses, caregivers experience a series of losses, and feelings of sadness, as their loved one loses abilities they once had. All of these feelings and experiences are symptoms of anticipatory grief.

WEDNESDAY ... July 29th at 11:00am
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, especially during this time, can be overwhelming with uncertainty. 

From the comfort of your own home, you are invited to fellowship with other caregivers sharing your concerns, struggles, and questions. This group is for family caregivers of a loved one with dementia or memory issues only.

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. CLICK HERE for more information.
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  
FRIDAY ... July 31st at 10:00am
Non-Disease Specific Caregiver Fellowship
Via facilitated online meetings, this is an opportunity to meet and share with other caregivers seeking emotional support and a necessary sense of community with like-minded people. This group is non-disease specific to encourage caregivers to focus on their own concerns and circumstances.

Restorative Yoga online via ZOOM!
ECI is pleased to announce that our volunteer yoga instructors, Marcia Berens and Franessa Stalter, are continuing their wonderful Restorative Yoga classes via ZOOM.

The weekly day and time remain the same as before: Thursdays at 9:30am – 10:30am.

-- RESPITE IS AVAILABLE! --
Exhausted caregivers with a loved one under Hospice Savannah's care can receive up to five nights of respite a 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.
Ask your Hospice Savannah nurse or social worker for more information on how to take advantage of this Medicare compensated service.

 If your loved one is not under Hospice Savannah care, please call 912-355-2289 for information.
Has your loved one's chronic illness become more than you can handle yourself?
As caregivers, many of you on a daily basis are stressed, frustrated, and even overwhelmed with caring for your loved one. While this has perhaps become an unwelcomed “normal”, it doesn’t have to be.
Extra help is available, not only for you, the caregiver, but help for your loved one as well.

HOSPICE SAVANNAH IS HERE TO HELP
COVID-19 is most serious for those with an advanced illness such as CHF, COPD, or Alzheimer’s dementia.
The risk of infection dramatically increases if they go to a crowded ER or waiting room.
Let’s not allow that to happen.

If a loved one, friend, or neighbor has an advanced illness including COVID-19 symptoms, calling Hospice Savannah first will connect them to safe, home-based care with no out of pocket expense.
CALL US TODAY: 912-355-2289
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
Elizabeth Brodhead, LMSW at 912-629-1069 / EBrodhead@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.