Caring for the Caregiver

We offer classes at CEI’s downtown Oakland office at 510 17th Street, as well as churches, community centers, and other facilities.

Hands-on guidance

Gain practical, hands-on guidance from members of CEI’s care teams, including nurse educators and social workers and learn how to make your senior’s home environment safer.

Self-care advice

Find out how to reduce stress and sleep well. Gain skills for dealing with the emotional and behavioral fallout of a loved one’s memory loss. Get help planning for the future and more.

Networking

Caring for your parent is an honor and privilege. We help you be the best caregiver you can be, to take care of your family and yourself with a supportive community of caregivers.

You can also enroll in an upcoming session by calling (510) 433-1150

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is an honor and a privilege

“Our family is very grateful for all that CEI has done.”

— Ralph Banta, Novato
Caregiver to Parents, Arnie and Josephine Banta; and Caregiver to Uncle, Neil Banta

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We work together to keep your loved one supported at home

“CEI has helped me tremendously. I don’t think I would have survived if it hadn’t been for CEI.”

— Farha Rahman, Richmond, Caregiver to Mom, Miss Willie

Be the best caregiver you can be

“I feel so lucky that I can pick up the phone and speak to Mom’s case manager or her doctor. “

— Debra Weberling, Berkeley, 
Caregiver to Mom, Patricia

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You can go back to being a daughter, a son

“CEI has been a Lifesaver. They have daily programs where mom can sing, which she loves to do”

— Brenda Jaxyon and Barbara Llarena, Berkeley, Caregivers to Mom, Miss Rita

Caring for the Caregiver

CEI’s “Caring for the Caregiver” Program enhances comprehensive care coordination for our participants by providing information, skills training, and support for family and other unpaid caregivers (CGs). It aims to provide our participants’ families and friends much-needed relief from caregiving’s ongoing emotional and physical demands. You will hear from other caregivers who are dealing with the same challenges you are and receive advice and instructions from members of CEI’s medical team.

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  • Self-care for the caregiver

  • Home safety and fall prevention

  • Sleeping well and stress reduction

  • Behavior management and bereavement

  • Memory loss and cognitive decline

  • Life care planning

Class Description

CEI’s “Caring for the Caregiver” Program enhances comprehensive care coordination for our participants and other seniors by providing information, skills training, and support for family and other unpaid caregivers (CGs). It aims to provide much-needed relief from caregiving’s ongoing emotional and physical demands.

The Series is broken down into one to two hour weekly sessions for six - eight weeks and is offered multiple times a year. All sessions take place in a confidential, welcoming support group setting, facilitated by medical professionals, i.e. a nurse educator and a social worker.

Attendees will hear from other caregivers who are dealing with the same challenges and receive advice and instructions from members of CEI’s medical team on the following topics:

  • Self-care for the caregiver
  • Home safety and fall prevention
  • Sleeping well
  • Stress reduction (2 sessions)
  • Memory loss and cognitive decline
  • Behavior management
  • End-of-life planning and bereavement

Learn More about “Caring for the Caregiver”

You can also enroll in an upcoming session by calling (510) 433-1150