March News and Events
The most comprehensive center for family and professional caregiving.
New to Caregiving                        
           by Shelly Slaczka    
When you are new to caregiving, decision making for your loved one may feel a little bit stressful.  You want to make sure that they get the best care possible but you also want to respect your loved one's desires with the care.  Even if you are aware of your loved one's wishes, circumstances may make them seem less definable and unclear.  Consequences of these decisions can affect your loved one's life and health.  Breaking big decisions into separate steps will help you approach these decisions.  

Here are some ways to help:
  • Figure out what goal you need to accomplish.
  • Get information.
  • Examine alternatives.
  • Make an action plan.
  • Give your decision time to work.
  • Evaluate how well it's working.
If you are unclear as to what kind of decisions need to be made, it helps to define the issues being faced.  Priority should go to issues facing the health or safety of those involved while trying to produce the greatest positive change.  Essential information to consider about the care receiver are physical and functional information, psychological information, financial information, and social information.  Include others in decision making.  Collect all the relevant ideas, information, and facts you can.  The most successful solutions will most likely be ones that have the fewest undesirable consequences, appeal most strongly to your loved one and have the most family members' support.


Next meeting on March 16, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
You must become a member to attend.
Meeting Location:
7615 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
To register, click here or contact:
Shelly Slaczka

Thank you to everyone who helped make Share to Care a wonderful event this year!

Radio Show that Focuses on Caregiving Concerns
Did you know there is a radio show that can help you?

Caring Connections with your host Nicole Bruno on
97.9 WCHL.  Reaches mainly the  Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham County markets.   Listen in at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays.  Or you may find the pod casts of past shows by clicking  here.

If you have a caregiving question that you would love to have answered on air or if you have a topic you think we should cover please email:

Do You Know Who I Am?
7.0 CEU Dementia Training
"Do You Know Who I Am?" is an Alzheimer's Disease training program for both family and professional caregivers. It is a participatory, interactive, and innovative approach to learning how to more  effectively  work with individuals with dementia, especially Alzheimer's. 

Transitions GuidingLights Caregiver Training Institute

The Transitions GuidingLights Caregiver Training Institute now offers the DHSR approved Nursing Assistant 1 (NA1) program.  We also have scholarships available to Raleigh residents who qualify.  For more information about this robust and interactive program, please click  here.
Information & Referral

Transitions GuidingLights is pleased to offer information and referrals to caregivers seeking resources for a loved one. Caregivers may drop in or call during regular business hours to receive personally tailored referrals to meet their specific care needs. Transitions GuidingLights provides referral services FREE of charge to family caregivers. Call (919) 371-2062 for help TODAY or  Click Here To Contact Us 

Caring Matters

Transitions GuidingLights offers CPR, AED, and First Aid training.  This is a two year American Heart Association certification. Contact us if you would like to be certified.  
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Awakening Program

The Awakening Program is a comprehensive life management program designed for individuals afflicted with dementia, especially Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

Caring Matters

Caring Matters is a 14 video series designed to educate you about the various aspects of caregiving.   Click Here For Videos

Caring Connections

Caring Connections is a weekly radio show for caregivers about caregiving.  This show has entered its third year of production and can be heard locally on WCHL.  All shows are also available via podcast by clicking 

Lending Library

The Transitions GuidingLights lending library houses hundreds of books to aid caregivers in their journey as well as books that will help you to prepare to care.  For your convenience we also have a complete listing of our titles online which can be found  here.

Skills Lab

Transitions GuidingLights has a skills lab available. Are you unsure of how to provide assistance with activities of daily living for a loved one? If so, contact us and we would be glad to set up an appointment with one of our nurses who will work with you to practice the skills you need to become a more confident caregiver. Contact us by clicking  here.

Thank You!! Community Partners
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3739 National Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27612 ยท 919.371.2062