Being the primary caregiver for a loved one with ALS can be stressful — not only are they on-call 24/7, but they may have additional outside responsibilities, like working a full- or part-time job. Often, caregivers are so busy supporting their loved ones that their own physical or mental health takes second priority. It’s important that caregivers get the support and assistance they need so they can care for their loved one to the best of their ability. The Caregiver Program provides caregivers with everything they need to be successful, including workshops, support groups, and connections to caregiver-specific resources.
Caregiver Workshops & Presentations
Stress Less on Purpose
Join us for a workshop about self-care. You’ll receive an easy and effective first aid kit of exercises for easing your body’s reaction to stress and learn how trauma can guide you in living life more PurposeFULLy. Stress Less on Purpose meets every odd month on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Running on Empty
Do you have days or even weeks where you feel you are simply Running on Empty? Join us for a workshop about burnout and compassion fatigue for caregivers of those living with ALS. Running on Empty meets every even month on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
National Family Caregivers’ Month
November is National Family Caregivers month, a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. While ALS Texas is focused on these things year around, November provides us a bonus opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate our community, support caregiver self-care and mental health, and increase support for ALS Texas caregivers of all ages.
2021 National Family Caregivers Month Workshops
- Veteran’s Caregiver Interview with Lara Garey
- Trauma-Informed Yoga with Ebony Smith
- National Family Caregivers Month Interview with Sarah Trott
2020 National Family Caregivers Month Workshops
- Trimming the Fat: A Husband’s Perspective on Caregiving
- Wife, Partner, and Caregiving – The Balancing Act
- Young Caregivers in Texas Aren’t Alone
We’ve put together several guides and resources for caregivers to help them both care for their loved ones, and better care for themselves.
Please contact Tonya if you have any questions or need more information.