When a caregiver contacts the network, a caregiver specialist conducts an interview to better understand the caregiver’s current caregiving situation, sources of stress, and stress level. The interview can be completed by phone.
Alternatively, you can download and print a Personal Caregiver Survey (below) and contact a caregiver specialist to discuss your situation and next steps. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.
You do not need to complete the survey in advance of your call. Your caregiver specialist may recommend an in-person care consultation and/or telephone support, depending on your situation. Referrals to counseling, respite care, and other services you need to maintain your effectiveness as a caregiver are also provided.
Your caregiver specialist has the most up-to-date information about local resources, including support groups, counseling, and training.
There are numerous caregiver support groups that meet in Seattle and King County. In addition, special support groups exist for issues specific to:
- Caregiver Trainings (see News & Events)
- King County Caregiver Support Network Providers
- Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) Caregiver Resources
- Other Resources