Caregiver Education and Resources

DrSauterLge051211crop1web[2]More than 65 million Americans are providing care for a chronically ill, disabled or frail older family member or friend. We know how hard it is to take care of your loved ones as they decline. Research shows that caregiving can take a heavy emotional, physical, and financial toll. That’s why the Senior Living Foundation works to develop training for caregivers. We want to provide caregivers with knowledge, strategies, and skills to help provide better care for both you, the caregiver, and the one you are caring for.

In addition to our Caregiver Support Group, a respite program for caregivers through our Senior Champion Program, and educational events we provide, we hope these resources will offer you support:

Provider Directory


The Peninsula Aging & Disability Resource Network, PADRN, is designed to be a simple directory where one can find both public and private providers of long-term support services within the four cities and two counties comprising Virginia’s Peninsula area. Please click here to view the directory.


Senior Advocate Online


Senior Advocate Online, the online resource designed by Senior Advocate to provide information to seniors, caregivers, and providers about services available on Virginia’s Lower Peninsula, Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. This website provides seniors, their caregivers, and professional providers with extensive information about local senior services, including a database of retirement communities, home care companies and many other private and not-for-profit organizations who cater to the needs of older adults. The educational articles and calendar of events provide timely information on issues associated with aging. Click here to visit Senior Advocate Online.


Support for the Treatment and Recovery of Illness (STAR) Program

The STAR program, a “before hospice” program, is unique to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. It provides non-medical supportive services to individuals with a currently progressing, life-limiting illness, who choose to continue life-extending or curative treatment and are not ready for hospice care.

Hospice Hospice & Support Care of Williamsburg’s STAR Program offers individuals and their caregivers practical, spiritual and emotional support and respite services following the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness and during the time that treatment is pursued. Often, STAR patients graduate from our care once their illness is in remission.

Please contact Debra Maviglia Podish , Director of Patient Family Volunteer Services, at 757.253.1220 or for more information. She will be happy to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction. Check out their flyer.


Resource Library

Click on the items below for access to previous educational materials.



Caring Conversations Presentation June 2013

CHCF Education Series Dr. Sautter Presentation

Life Care Planning Seminar Presentation