Take an hour for yourself and join us for online caregiver fellowship this week of
July 13th - July 17th
The Edel Caregiver Institute continues to offer caregiver support while responding to COVID-19 restrictions. We have gone online and now offer three types of support groups to assist with your specific caregiving scenario. These include Anticipatory Grief, Dementia Caregiving, and Caregiver Fellowship. These are open groups and 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.  Simply reach out to Jill or Elizabeth for more information. We look forward to working with you and exploring how we may be of assistance in your caregiving journey.
MONDAY ... July 13th at 1:00pm
Could you be experiencing
Anticipatory Grief as a caregiver?
Grief is a natural response to loss that actually starts well before death but when combined with a caregiver’s frustration and exhaustion, anticipatory grief becomes much more complicated.

Connecting with others that can relate and validate your experience is key. We invite you to join our facilitated online caregiver support group focusing on Anticipatory Grief and Ambiguous Loss. 

WEDNESDAY ... July 15th 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.

FRIDAY ... July 17th 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.
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 at 912-629-1331 or JCostello@HospiceSavannah.org
Elizabeth Brodhead at 912-629-1069 or 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.