Resources for Caregivers

Caring for an older loved one can be deeply fulfilling, but it can also cause tremendous stress and anxiety.  It's important to remember you are not alone.  Help is available.  Have specific questions?  Visit our Caregiver FAQs page.

VPAS Confident Caregiver Workshops and Support Groups

Meet fellow caregivers on the same journey as you.  Share ideas, concerns, and questions.  Learn about new opportunities that will help you take better care of yourself and your loved one.  Topics include: aging in place, stress management, dementia, dealing with difficult emotions (including partner emotions), communications skills building, physical activity and preventing injury, healthy eating and medication management, planning for the future, and more.
One-on-one phone support is available as well.  Contact us for more information.

Organizations that Can Support You in Your Journey


Dementia Fact Sheets

Terms and Definitions

A listing of commonly used terms to help you navigate your loved one's care journey


Issues in Aging Radio Show -  WSVA 550 AM or 92.1 FM  

Podcast Topics:

"Caregiving from the Trenches"

"Caregiving During the Pandemic"

"Caring for a Loved One Living with Dementia During the Holidays"

"The Best of Being My Mom's Mom"

Hosted by VPAS Director of Senior Services in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Beth Bland, featuring special guests.



Dementia Overview

Dementia: Five Key Messages

Family Caregiving How-to Video Series 

Visit our Caregiver Blog for inspiration and refreshment for your spirit.