Family members travel the journey together with loved ones suffering from cognitive and physical impairments. All too often, attention is focused exclusively on the loved one needing elder care, but family and friends need support and encouragement too. At Larmax Homes, we focus on both.
How do I talk with a family member with dementia? How do I keep someone with Parkinson’s physically active? Why is my parent saying these things to me? What can I expect from this journey? These are familiar questions that need answers. Through support groups and one-on-one conversations, our accessible team members empower families to feel comfortable asking the difficult questions and provide resources where they may get informed, caring answers.
Our philosophy uses a holistic approach to care, bringing together the family and our entire team to promote wellness and share information. Because we are a small, focused company, families have direct and continual access to nursing, therapeutic, social work and care professionals all of whom are on staff and spend time with the residents every day.
Larmax and our staff partner with several organizations to provide or lead support groups:
Tuesdays (1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month)
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Inspired by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area’s (PFNCA) Communication Club, this program establishes a wellness and prevention program for individuals with Parking’s disease and their caregivers with a focus on maintenance of communication skills. The group is facilitated by a healthcare professional with extensive knowledge in Parkinson’s disease and is further supported by a Speech Language Pathologist who visits the group once a month. Please call Melissa Long at 571-353-1009 to RSVP or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support–Capital Baptist Church, 3504 Gallows Road, Annandale
Tuesday (2nd Tuesday of each month)
7:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m
This support group is a gathering of caregivers, family, and friends to discuss issues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to meet regularly for mutual support and to exchange coping skills with one another. The group is led by community professionals that facilitate discussions and teaching moments throughout the journey of caregiving. For more information call Melissa Long at 571-353-1009 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Caregiver Support Group–Village of Rockville,
Tuesdays (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month)
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open to the all who identify as a family caregiver, this group provides a space for family members to come together to learn about caregiving, create a support network, and practice the skills necessary to reduce caregiver burnout and improve their relationships with the family member needing care. For more information call Janet Carter at 571-353-1011 or e-mail her at email@example.com.