Who can the Edel Caregiver Institute (ECI) help?
Caregivers are friends, relatives, in-laws, and spouses – anyone who provides assistance to another, in whatever capacity and whatever their relationship, with no financial benefits.
Through our partnerships with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, Area Agency on Aging, Mercer University School of Medicine at Memorial Health, Armstrong State University College of Health Professions, and many other local area service agencies, we offer standard-setting, innovative programs to help all non-professional caregivers learn how to best deal with their impending or current caregiving challenges and needs. By providing tailored support we can help reduce levels of stress and allow individuals with long-term care needs to safely remain in their own homes for longer periods of time and maintain the health and quality of life for both the caregiver and care recipient. Increasing evidence also shows that providing comprehensive support to family caregivers reduces or delays nursing home placement.