Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington
Support to family caregivers is at the heart of all we do.
When participants come to Misler for a day of enriched activities, families know that their family member is in a supportive and stimulating environment. They also know that they can take a much needed break while their older family member is at the Center. Our families regularly tell us how grateful and relieved they feel once their loved one is attending Misler. The respite from their own caregiving responsibilities means that they will be better able to provide needed care at home.
Social work staff also supports caregivers through their knowledge of community resources to help families with their caregiving responsibilities. Whether it is a referral to a community based professional such as a neurologist, or a roster of credible home care agencies, we are there to help you meet the needs of your loved ones, today and in the future. We draw on the resources of JCA programs such as the Senior HelpLine or Connect-A-Ride Information and Referral to link families to the services they need.
Our social workers lead a caregiver support group that meets twice a month. Under the gentle facilitation of our licensed social worker, families find a haven – a place to talk with others who are experiencing very similar challenges. Caregivers share ways to cope and manage the stresses in their lives. There is much talk, laughter and tears as caregivers connect to those who really understand.
For information about caregiver support, call us at 301.468.1740 or use this contact form to send an email inquiry.
The best way to appreciate the Misler Center is to see it for yourself.
We encourage you to call to schedule a visit so you can see us in action – our dedicated and caring staff, our stimulating activities and the difference we are making in the lives of our participants each and every day.
Application: For more information, to arrange a visit, or to speak with one of our social workers, please call us at 301-468-1740, or use the contact form on our website to send an email inquiry.
Adult Day Services
Misler Center Adult Day Services