Caring for a family member or friend through a chronic or terminal illness can be one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks you will ever face. The life of the person you are caring for has likely changed dramatically, and so has yours.
At Lumina, we believe it is important to provide resources and support for any family caregiver in the communities we serve, regardless of hospice participation.
We offer support for any non-professional caregiver – friend, family member, neighbor – who is caring for someone with a life-limiting illness regardless of type of illness, prognosis, or connection to hospice.
Our caregiver support programs are offered free-of-charge thanks to generous community donations. To participate or learn more about what type of support may be right for you, contact our Caregiver Support Coordinator. You are not alone.
Caregiver Connections Support Group
Caregiving for a loved one can be both an overwhelming and isolating experience. Our monthly support groups provide an opportunity for family caregivers to share common experiences and support one another along the difficult path of caregiving. Click here to view our calendar.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This six-week educational series is designed to equip family caregivers with the tools they need to take care of themselves while caring for an older relative or friend, wherever they live: at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings more clearly, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions held once per week and include a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook. Lumina can also help you find care for your loved one while you attend class. Contact our Caregiver Support Coordinator to learn more.
This program is funded by a grant from Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments.
Local Caregiving Resources
Local resources including volunteer help, professional in-home care services, transportation, respite, and more.
Podcast series produced by Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care that aims to share the many voices and perspectives related to all aspects of hospice and end of life care.
Caregiver Support Organizations
Online and local resources offering support to caregivers.
Free online tool for sharing health updates with family and friends, saving you the time of repeating your health story over and over.
Free resources and education to empower patients and caregivers to make decisions about serious illness and end-of-life care.
Provides information, education, services, research, and advocacy for caregivers across the nation.
A nationwide comparison of nursing homes.
Provides caregiver resources by state or region, particularly for those in more geographically isolated areas.