Caregiving Education and Support: Depending on the needs and purpose of the group,Grace has tailored the sessions. Some typical topics are: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias, Coping with Challenging Behaviors, Communication Skills for Family Members and Caregivers, Caregiver Burnout and Compassion Fatigue.
Grief and Bereavement: Utilizing a variety of curriculum based activities and books, group members help each other in a mutual-aid environment. Groups are usually 6-10 members meeting for 8 sessions. Concepts from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross are also introduced.
End-of-Life Discussion Group: Some sessions focus on Advance Care Planning, Advance Directives, Palliative Care, Hospice Care, Curative Care vs. Comfort Care, “Five Wishes” document, Plan of Care/Goals of Treatment, as well as tips on how to approach EOL Family Conversations.
Healthy Aging: Topics include diet, exercise, cognitive and creative stimulation, sleep, emotional health, stress reduction, and other lifestyle choices for successful aging.
Cancer Related Support Group: Under the supervision of the American Cancer Society in Queens, NY, Grace has facilitated breast cancer support groups, “Man-to-Man”/prostate cancer support groups and “LookGood/Feel Better” support groups.