What is CarePoint?
CarePoint is a group formed by Hospice of the Piedmont for local individuals who are actively caregiving. The goal of this group is to provide a safe, supportive environment where caregivers can discuss their struggles, questions and even fears associated with caregiving, as well as offer encouragement, insight, and suggestions to others who are also currently caring for another. Participants of the group are encouraged to share their personal experience, strength and hope with others. Our hope is to provide a space for compassion, empathy, and support for caregivers in our community.
CarePoint is an open group and caregivers can join at any time and as frequently as they are able. CarePoint takes place on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom. To join the next meeting, follow the instructions below.
- Go to www.zoom.us/join
- Enter the Meeting ID: 858 9403 9853
- Click Join
- Click Open Zoom Meeting
- Enter the Passcode: 463757
- Click Join Meeting
In order to create a meaningful space for caregivers, we ask that all participants please adhere to the following guidelines.
- Participants must be current caregivers. – If you are a previous caregiver that has experienced the loss of a loved one and would like bereavement support, please call our Grief Counseling Center at 336.889.8446 or click here to learn more about opportunities for grief support.
- Be respectful and courteous – Participants will recognize similarities and respect differences. They will offer compassion to others, even if their feelings and expressions related to caregiving differ from their own.
- Accept the uniqueness of caregiving – Participants will be patient with themselves and others as the group explores thoughts and feelings related to caregiving. Acknowledging and expressing hardships is a healthy and necessary part of the caregiving support process.
- Practice compassionate communication – Participants will not give advice but instead, will share their own personal experience in an effort to share strength and hope with other group members.
- Respect everyone’s privacy – Being a part of this group requires mutual trust. What is shared in the group will stay in the group.
- Be aware of your needs – CarePoint provides an opportunity for encouragement and support. However, it is not a therapy group. If you feel you would benefit from individual support, please contact Kat Gibson, VP of Clinical Services by calling 336.889.8446 so that we can connect you with additional resources including counseling, medical or psychiatric referrals.
- No self-promotion or solicitation – Solicitation for products or services are not allowed.
If you have questions, please contact your social worker.