Caregiver Counseling Services

Our certified Caregiver Consultants are experts who will get to know the caregiver’s  family, make recommendations, explain the support services offered in our area, and guide them through difficult transitions and decisions.

A Caregiver Consultant helps family caregivers access important resources to help them continue in their demanding roles of caring for their loved ones. Range Respite can help with advocacy, case management, information & referral assistance, and support group referrals. Family mediation is a service designed to get family members on the same page as complex care issues are managed.

Caregiver Consultants understand our local community resources and can direct family caregivers to services that provide support, encouragement, training, and possibly financial assistance in caring for their loved ones.

Support Groups

Virginia – Rainbow of Friends, meets at The Respite House, last Tuesday of the month, 2 PM

Aurora – Coffee with Friends, meets at Essentia Northern Pines, third Wednesday of the month, 10 AM

Hibbing – Caregivers are Heroes, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, second Monday of the month, 2 PM

Chisholm – Chisholm Cargivers Support Group, meets at the Chisholm Baptist Church, second Monday of the month, 6 PM

Caregiver Educational Opportunities

Range Respite provides a class named Powerful Tools for Caregivers. At the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools that can help:

  • reduce personal stress
  • change negative self-talk
  • communicate their needs to family members and health care or service providers
  • communicate more effectively in challenging situations
  • recognize the messages in their emotions
  • deal with difficult feelings
  • make tough caregiving decisions

Class participants receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, which was developed specifically for the class.

For more information on our Caregiver Counseling Services, please contact one of our consultants at the Range Respite office, 218-749-5051 or 877-507-7324.