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Help for Caregivers

At Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association, we understand the challenges caregivers face every day. If you are a spouse, a family member or a friend who is providing care for a loved one, you have taken on a very special role in someone's life, and both the difficulties and the rewards can be great.

We are here to help. As the region's leading provider of at-home care, our nurses and other professionals can help you to better manage the role of caregiver. We can help you to provide care better, smarter and easier with the tools below.

Caregiver Education Series

Free Caregiver Lectures

Each spring and fall, this series of helpful workshops for family and other caregivers is held in each of Delaware's three counties. Topics include:

  • Planning for care.
  • Accessing community and government resources.
  • Taking care of yourself as a caregiver.
  • Managing medications.
  • Dealing with common caregiver challenges, including bathing, assistance with walking and safety in the home.

Plan to attend the Spring 2014 three-week seminar on the following dates:

April 3, April 10, April 17
5-7:30 p.m.

Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute
3506 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807 directions
Room 100

To register, call 302-327-5201 or register online.

Tools you can use

We encourage you to download the following tools and guides to help you in your role as a caregiver.

Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association
New Castle County Office
1 Reads Way, Suite 100
New Castle, DE 19720 directions
302-327-5200
Kent and Sussex County Office
2116 S. Dupont Highway, Suite 2
Camden, DE 19934 directions
302-698-4300 (Kent)
302-855-9700 (Sussex)
Call 888-862-0001 (888-VNA-0001) for more information. We're available 24 hours a day to schedule appointments or provide assistance.
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Christiana Care is a private not-for-profit regional health care system and relies in part on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to fulfill its mission. To learn more about how you can support our mission, please visit christianacare.org/donors.

Christiana Care Health System PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 800-693-CARE