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Resources for Caregivers

Through a grant from the National Family Caregivers Support Program (NFCSP), the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) Caregivers Program serves family caregivers of Baltimore County residents over age 60, as well as grandparents over age 55 with primary care responsibility for grandchildren. The program offers a variety of resources to help family caregivers provide good care for their relatives and take better care of themselves.

Upcoming Events

Please note that events are subject to postponement or cancellation as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Please check often for updates, or contact the Caregivers Program.

  • Dementia Friends
  • Tuesday June 07, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom,Virtual WebEx Meeting
 

Outreach and Education

Outreach events, especially for family caregivers, are offered throughout Baltimore County in senior centers, the work place, houses of worship and area universities. To learn about upcoming events, contact Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Baltimore County by calling 410-887-2594.

Educational events focusing on people with disabilities are hosted by the Baltimore County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) member organizations. View the ADRC event calendar.

Guides

  • Family Caregiver's Booklet
    Family Caregiving: The Art of Caring for Your Older Relative is a 48-page guide developed and published by BCDA. This helpful resource offers tips, strategies and guidance to family members who are caring for their loved ones. Within the guide’s 20 chapters, readers will gain information and insight to guide and assist them with the challenges of caring for an older relative, while also taking care of themselves.

  • Community Resource Guide
    An annual regional directory of services and resources for seniors and people with disabilities, the Community Resources Guide is available online and in paper version at your local senior center and public library.

Quarterly Newsletter for Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Caregiver Connection is a free, quarterly newsletter filled with practical information, helpful strategies, event announcements and new resources for family caregivers of older adults. Read past editions of the Caregiver Connection newsletter.

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Support Programs

Individual Caregiver Consultations

If you are the family caregiver of a relative who is over age 60 and resides in Baltimore County, you ca take advantage of a one-hour private consultation with a Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) Caregiver Specialist who will review your caregiving situation and offer specific guidance and resource suggestions.

During the Caregiver Consultation, the Specialist will provide materials and information to help you provide good care for your older relative, while also taking better care of yourself. The consultation is designed to be an introduction to various programs and resources that could assist in maintaining your older relative at home in the community.

To arrange a Caregiver Consultation, complete an intake with the Caregivers Program by calling 410-887-4724. There is no charge for this service.

Local Support Groups

Local support groups are an important resource for caregivers to talk with others about problems and solutions. Some support groups are general and others are specific to a certain disease or condition. For more information, contact the group you are interested in.

Center Connection

The Center Connection Program is designed for individuals who need supportive services to participate in Senior Center programs, but do not need physical assistance or close supervision.

Contact Us

Caregivers Program

Bykota Senior Center
611 Central Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone

Caregivers Program Manager

Ann Marie Riehl

 
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