Caregiver Support Resources

Dementia and Alzheimer Support Group

This group offers caregivers and patients a place to exchange information and meet others with similar issues. Guest speakers help educate group members on different dementia and Alzheimer's related topics.

Carroll County: Meetings are held quarterly at the Carroll County Senior Center, 306 North Main, Mount Carroll, IL (watch media for specific dates). They are co-sponsored by Top 50, the Carroll County Senior Center and Dubuque Alzheimer's Association.

Stephenson County: Meeting locations are divided between FHN Memorial Hospital and the Senior Resource Center. The FHN Top 50 senior group and the Senior Resource Center are co-sponsors.

Cost: Free
Referral Needed? No
Contact: FHN Community Services
Phone Number: 815-599-7437
Email: jroach@fhn.org

Parkinson's Support Group

Includes people with Parkinson's Disease, their families and caregivers. The group provides an opportunity for sharing, understanding, awareness and support. This Top 50 program meets at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lena. Please call for specific dates and times.

Cost: Free
Referral Needed? No
Contact: FHN Community Services
Phone Number: 815-599-7437
Email: jroach@fhn.org

Home Care Services

Cost: Varies
Referral Needed? Yes
Contact: FHN Social Services
Phone Number: 815-599-6149

Respite Care

This program helps relieve pressure on the caregiver of a chronically ill person by providing short-term care. Note: Respite care charges are not covered by Medicaid, Medicare or insurance.

Cost: Varies
Referral Needed? No
Contact: FHN Social Services
Phone Number: 815-599-6149 or 815-599-6351