Caregiver Information and Resources
NOTE: To better protect our staff and clients, all caregiver assistance is
temporarily being conducted via email or Zoom instead of face-to-face.
Email the AGE Resource & Information Center at ResourceCenter@AGEofCentralTX.org.
The AGE Health Equipment Lending Program is open:
– 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– Supply pick-up by appointment only
– We are currently accepting a limited amount of donations;
visit the Health Equipment Lending Program page for updates and more information.
Also note that most in-person caregiver support groups and respite groups are meeting virtually.
Call the contact person listed for each group regarding temporary online meeting possibilities.
AGE has also created a page of resources and activities that caregivers and their care recipients can share together at home. This page will be updated regularly with additional resources, videos, and activities for all levels of abilities. Click the button below and explore!
Caregiver Information and Resources
“There are four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” — Rosalynn Carter
Caregivers often feel isolated and alone. AGE can change that. Whether you are looking for information, education, ideas, or an understanding ear, we are here to help you as you help your senior loved one navigate the challenges of aging.
We Can Help
- Anyone facing an eldercare crisis who doesn’t know where to turn
- Adult children living far away from aging parents
- Adult children living locally but overwhelmed with financial concerns, logistical issues, career burdens, or a hectic lifestyle
- Families coping with loved ones who have physical disabilities, memory loss or depression
- People who need assistance to maintain their level of independence
- Physicians who are concerned about a patient’s ability to transition home after rehabilitation or a hospital stay
AGE offers educational events, information, resources, and support groups for people who provide care to an aging or disabled adult. Through collaborative relationships, we help to educate the community about the value of caregiving. All of our caregiver services are provided at no cost. Please call us at (512) 600-9275 for assistance and to explore our caregiver resources (se habla español).
Caregiver Support Groups:
All AGE of Central Texas caregiver support groups and respite groups are meeting virtually for the time being. Call the contact person listed for each group regarding temporary online meeting possibilities.
AGE of Central Texas offers support groups for family caregivers of adults who, due to the limitations of any physical or mental disability, need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). With the help of a facilitator, we listen and share experiences with the intent of providing safe and loving support for your journey. We welcome both direct and long-distance unpaid caregivers of a dependent adult. All groups are offered free of charge.
Before the pandemic, these groups met in Central Austin, Round Rock, and Buda. Until restrictions are lifted, the groups are meeting via Zoom. Please contact the facilitators of the following groups by phone or email to receive the Zoom link for the meeting(s) you wish to attend. One advantage of the virtual meetings is that we’re not limited by geography!
- General Caregiving (Virtual):
– 2nd Tuesdays and 4th Wednesdays of each month from Noon to 1:30 p.m.,
– Meeting virtually currently; formerly meeting at Taylor Education Building of Grace Lutheran Church, 708 Bluff Road, Round Rock, TX 78681.
– For more information, contact volunteer facilitator Barbara Wiederaenders at 512-451-0684 or email email@example.com
- Dementia Caregiving (Virtual):
– Weekly on Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
– Meeting virtually via Zoom
– For more information, contact Anna Tutum, M.Ed., CHES® at (512) 763-2148 or MemoryInfo@AGEofCentralTX.org
- Adult Child Caring for Parent (Virtual):
– Every other Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
– For more information, contact the AGE Resource & Information Center at 512-600-9275 or ResourceCenter@AGEofCentralTX.org
- Caregiver’s Farewell Circle (Virtual) – for AGE Circle members whose care receivers have died:
– 1st Fridays of each month from 11:00 a.m. to Noon
– Meeting virtually currently; formerly meeting at The Founder’s Room of the AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705.
– For more information, contact volunteer facilitator Barbara Wiederaenders at 512-451-0684 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgEv
Other Support Groups & Resources:
- Lewy Body Dementia Support Group:
– The Central Austin Lewy Body Dementia Support Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month, in the Founder’s Room of the AGE Building (3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705), beginning 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Hyde-Williams with Senior Living Advisors of Austin at (512) 593-7669 or email sarah@SLAAustin.com.
– The Georgetown Lewy Body Dementia support group meets the second Monday of every month at Legacy at Georgetown Assisted Living/Memory Care (4907 Williams Dr, Georgetown, TX 78633), upstairs on the second floor in the chapel, beginning at 2:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public for carers of those with Lewy Body Dementia and those seeking more information about the disease. For more information, please call Sarah Hyde-Williams at (512) 593-7669 or email sarah@SLAAustin.com.
– The Highland Lakes Lewy Body Dementia support group meets the second Saturday of every month at Legacy at Lake Shores Church (704 N. Hwy 281, Marble Falls, TX 78654) at 10:00 a.m., and is free and open to the public for carers of those with Lewy Body Dementia and those seeking more information about the disease. For more information, please call Sarah Hyde-Williams at (512) 593-7669 or email sarah@SLAAustin.com.
- Parkinson’s Care Partner Support Group:
1st Tuesday of each month, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., at Belmont Village Senior Living (107 Bella Montagna Circle, Lakeway, TX 78734). For more information, contact Landria Page at (512) 402-1800 or email@example.com.
- Dementia Respite Programs (PDF) – A comprehensive list of community-based programs serve both memory-impaired individuals and their caregivers