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Called to Care®: A Program For Family Caregivers

As a family caregiver, you may think the support you provide—helping your mother purchase and organize her medications, or taking a friend to his doctors’ appointments—is small in the grand scheme of things. But, the truth is you play a critical role in the health and well-being of your loved one, which is just as important as the care provided by doctors and nurses.

We want to begin by recognizing your valuable contributions and saying, “Thank you.” We sincerely appreciate all that you do. More importantly, we want to remind you that you are not alone. Just as you are there to care for your loved one, there are many individuals and organizations available to help you.

At Johns Hopkins Bayview, we recognize the importance of family caregivers, as well as the physical and emotional stresses that can accompany caregiving. Called to Care®, a program funded in part by the Weinberg Foundation, helps prepare and support individuals caring for loved ones with health-related needs or limitations. The program offers assistance in several ways: supportive serviceseducation, and partnerships with local agencies, organizations and faith communities.

Explore our resources below or call 410-550-8018 to reach our caregiver support team.

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Supportive Services
Come together with other caregivers

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Learn more about important caregiving skills

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Community Partnerships
Find local organizations and agencies that can help

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Newsletter and Calendar
Stay up to date on news, tips and upcoming events

Called to Care® | A Program For Family Caregivers

Do you provide someone help with:

  • Transportation to medical appointments?
  • Purchasing or organizing medications?
  • Monitoring their medical condition?
  • Communicating with health care professionals?
  • Advocating on their behalf with providers or agencies?
  • Getting in and out of beds or chairs?
  • Getting dressed?
  • Bathing or showering?
  • Grocery or other shopping?
  • Housework?
  • Preparing meals?
  • Managing finances?

If you answered “yes” to one or more, you are a caregiver.