More Than Just Coping
Care Smarter not Harder
Providing Needed Support, Understanding, and Resources to the Hardworking Caregivers.
Helping Family and Friends Understand Where to Help.
Who We Are
We are experienced long-term caregivers with a network of social workers and elder-care specialists.
We are long-term caregivers who have worked our way through virtually every situation you may encounter, have a wealth of lessons learned, and built a network of highly knowledgeable members. These include building a support team, coping with personality changes in your loved one, and wrestling with nursing homes and insurance companies to ensure care quality.
We’re also bringing together a network of social workers and elder-care specialists who can help caregivers navigate the daily challenges of finding, evaluating, and securing the types of help they need most.
Most important, we can help you take time to retain your balance, peace of mind, and your capacity to continue providing care day after day, month after month. We are here to help you with support groups, workshops and “playshops,” and with getting you answers to critical questions.
A Bit of Background
In the US alone, millions of primary family caregivers suffer from depression, anxiety, overwhelm, declining health, extreme financial loss, even homelessness. This happens because, in many families, the focus is on the loved one with chronic disease or injury rather than the caregiver’s quality of life. It’s also because at least two incomes are reduced or eliminated when one person becomes sick or hurt.
So many caregivers lose hope. They can suffer with extreme stress or turn to alcohol or drugs to soothe the pain. Some are ignored by other family members who live far away, or who have decided they cannot or will not help in any way. Many caregivers come to feel like martyrs, or that their life has no meaning or future beyond the isolated environment where they provide for the needs of their loved one.
Whatever the situation, we believe every caregiver deserves to live with health and happiness in a supportive community. No caregiver should feel alone.
What We Do
We Provide Support Groups, Understanding, Resources, and Friendship to the Caregivers Who Are Often on a Lonely Path
We help you/caregivers take time to retain your balance, peace of mind, and your capacity to continue providing care day after day, month after month. Whatever the situation, we believe every caregiver deserves to live with health and happiness in a supportive community. No caregiver should feel alone.
We are here to help you with support groups, workshops and playshops, and with getting you answers to critical questions. We host support calls every week for caregivers and those who care about them. You can register yourself, or for the caregiver in your family.
In addition, iLearners helps grandparents, caregivers, and adults learn great teaching techniques to help teach the young in their families in a fun way.
iLearners focus on learning and teaching techniques that adults can use at home to help their children or grandkids enjoy learning on their own. These techniques are also taught to involved grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and others who want to help kids learn better on their own with less stress and less time.
iLearners supports caregivers, and provides teaching tools to help caregivers, parents and grandparents utilize their knowledge to help their families.
Support Groups Calls
We host support calls every week for all caregivers and those who care about them. You can register yourself, or for the caregiver in your family.
The support calls are extremely powerful. During each call we:
Learn from recognized experts on a broad range of caregiving topics that make our lives easier.
Help each other get our best ideas on ways to alleviate our most stressful and painful caregiving situations.
Share highlights from what we learn in the private breakout sessions with the Empowered Caregiver Network community.
Answers and Questions Sessions
Every week we hold answers and questions sessions with social workers and elder-care specialists.
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You Can Make a Difference
Volunteer Your Time
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
Partner with Us
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Empowered Caregiver Network. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.
Make a Donation
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Empowered Caregiver Network an even better Nonprofit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
“One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy”
Contact Empowered Caregiver Network
500 Terry Francois Street San Francisco, CA 94158