Caregiving Ministries

Caregiving Ministries

I’ve known for some time that the demographic shift in the congregational world is increasingly moving towards older members. In the last year, I’ve had a personal shift from statistics to reality. Many of the congregations that I’ve worked with are asking practical questions about how to care for the aging in their congregation or how to provide support for congregants caring for aging loved ones.

Enter the National Caregiver’s Library. FamilyCare America, Inc. has created an abundant array of useful, practical resources that deal with a wide range of issues related to caring for the aging. The best part is that these high quality resources are available for free.

There is even a section of the site entirely dedicated to resources for faith and spirituality. The Caregiving Ministries section contains information on successful ministry models for a variety of needs, a library of info addressing caregiving concerns and research on how aging and caregiving affect faith organizations. These resources include various documents, guidelines and assessment tools that provide practical help for caregiving ministries.

Whether you are at the beginning of the process of grappling with these issues or have an established caregiving ministry, you will benefit from the insights and resources available.

Check out at http://thecrg.org/resources/national-caregivers-library-caregiving-ministries.

Matt Burke
Northeast Director and Education Director