Our Caregivers Connections Support Program is a wellness and resource program for family caregivers of persons with chronic illness or disability.

Our ultimate goal is to empower and enhance the well being of family caregivers by serving as a visible resource for: EDUCATION, SUPPORT, ADVOCACY, RESPITE BREAKS, REFERRALS, and CONNECTIONS with other caregivers.

Individual and/or family sessions with professional staff are available and provided in any setting – home, office, hospital, nursing home, etc.

Qualified volunteers are available for practical assistance, companionship, support, errands, transportation, and brief respite breaks.

“Time Out” is a bi-weekly group support program, facilitated by our Palliative Care Counselor, which provides opportunities for education, support, and socialization with other caregivers. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30pm at our Palliative & Supportive Care office.

A lending library of caregiver related topics is available in our office and through materials we’ve donated to the Saltmarsh Senior Center and the Nantucket Atheneum.

Education is integrated throughout all services and includes: the importance of self-care (mind-body-spirit); stress management; communicating with health care staff; medication management; how to provide personal care of your loved one; advance care planning; family interactions; assertiveness; and much more.

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

A Partnership in Caring

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