Good Samaritan Society Introduces
Life Coaching for Caregivers Model
The Good Samaritan Society is excited to introduce a new Life Coaching for Caregivers program to anyone who is a currently caring for a loved one in the state of Minnesota. This program allows the caregiver an opportunity to speak with a professional coach about creating and accomplishing goals during this important journey. Our life coach will work with the caregiver to identify personal goals, assist with work/life balance, build strong relationships, navigate caregiver guilt and emotional challenges, and affirm life purpose.
Coaching sessions will be done weekly via phone, video chat, and/or in-person, pending the individual’s schedule, and will last 30 to 60 minutes. This service is being offered at no cost to all caregivers across Minnesota, including those who care for someone battling Alzheimer’s or dementia. The Society has developed additional resources for Caregivers on its website, www.good-sam.com, aimed at helping reduce stress for caregivers.
There are more than 40 million caregivers in the United States who provide about 37 billion hours of care to their loved ones. Their work is valued at $470 billion. The number of seniors over age 65 is expected to jump nearly 100 percent by 2030, to around 72 million, meaning the need for more educated caregivers continues to rise. Caregiver initiatives by the Good Samaritan Society are aimed at reducing stress, empowering caregivers and improving their quality of life.
The coaching program is part of a broad-based education initiative, funded by a $3 million grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, aimed at increasing awareness of resources for caregivers and providing support for those who need it. Participants who want help with the stressful role of aiding an elder loved one or friend are encouraged to contact the Good Samaritan Society by calling 605-679-1765 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, owns and operates more than 240 locations nationwide, with 76 locations in Minnesota. Founded in 1922, the Good Samaritan Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”
Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia
Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates. Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012, but given we changed platforms in 2016, only those videos are listed below.
Our Next FREE Session is August 23rd, 2016
11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London time
All sessions are recorded and will be archived below.
Dementia Chats Last Session is Below