Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Caregiver Support Program
Some 46 million people in the United States, a majority of whom are women, provide unpaid care to a loved one. As the first medical center in New York City to offer families a Caregiver Support Center, we see how this role can take both an emotional and physical toll.
Through its experienced staff and resources, The Arthur D. Emil Caregiver Support Center at Montefiore provides caregivers with emotional support and practical assistance or just a quiet, private place to relax while their loved one is in the hospital.
Our team of exceptional staff is trained to support caregivers' needs, from listening to their concerns to offering assistance in navigating online resources within the center, as well as connecting the caregiver to wider resources within both the hospital as well as the community. Our multidisciplinary team includes: the director of volunteer and student services, the director of information and referral, nurse managers, social workers, volunteers and staff members throughout the medical center.
Our volunteers are available to help caregivers handle the stress, anxieties and challenges of managing a loved one's healthcare. Although volunteers cannot provide medical advice, our staff are trained to provide individualized support, under the supervision of a social worker.