Many people are familiar with the term care giver. At the Brown Program, we use the term “care partner” to acknowledge the commitment and intimacy in the relationship between the person giving care and the person receiving care.
Care Partners Need Care Too
Rosalynn Carter, a pioneer in caregiving advocacy said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”
We hold regularly scheduled support group meetings and facilitate special events to enable care partners to forge connections with people who know what it’s like to do what you do, because they do it too. Care partners do not need to have a loved one enrolled in the Brown Program to participate in our support groups.
For more information about support groups and events, contact the Brown Center social worker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-233-4392 (Southfield) or 248-592-5032 (West Bloomfield).
And here are some other resources available to care partners