El Camino Hospital offers many support groups of particular interest to seniors and their family members. If you are caring for a spouse or an older family member, there is a caregiver support group that meets monthly on the Mountain View campus on the third Wednesday of the month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For information, call 650-940-7137.
In conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, there is a caregiver support group for caregivers of family members with memory impairment that meets on the first Thursday of the month. For information, call 650-940-7137. There are also health condition-specific support groups, such as managing diabetes or respiratory conditions, as well as stress management.
The Alzheimer's Association has many support groups for both patients and family caregivers throughout Santa Clara County and the Bay Area. For information on the locations and times of these groups, go to its website.
Sometimes it is difficult to get away to attend a support group meeting. The Alzheimer's Association also offers caregiver support groups by telephone, including one in Spanish. For information about telephone support groups, you can call its 24-hour line at 800-272-3900 or visit its website.