As our community ages more people find themselves in caregiving roles than ever before. Research indicates that with the added responsibilities often come higher rates of depression and anxiety and an increased vulnerability to health problems. Our supports and services are geared not only towards assisting older adults and adults with disabilities, but also their family caregivers. It is our privilege and honor to work alongside these families, services and supports geared towards helping to reduce caregiver depression, anxiety and stress, enabling caregivers to provide care longer, thereby avoiding or delaying the need for costly institutional care.
In conjunction with the North Carolina Family Caregiver Support Program, ADTS assists caregivers with the responsibilities of informal caregiving by:
- Helping them learn about and access available support services
- Providing supplemental support services
- Informing caregivers about support groups, counseling services and legal assistance
- Offering respite care services which can provide a break in caregiving responsibilities
- Providing education and training opportunities
For more information about these classes and groups or to learn more about any of the support services mentioned above, call our Care and Resource Coordinator at 336- 394-1310.