Communities hold an important solution to the challenges faced by families caring for elder loved ones with chronic or life-threatening illness. The mission of Chronic Care Community Corps (4C) is to build the capacity of our communities to provide meaningful support to family caregivers.
By capturing the wisdom of past, present, and future caregivers in community-based seminars along with complementary Web-based learning, 4C equips seminar participants with tools, strategies, and information to proactively support families caring for a loved one.
4C reaches out to adults within existing communities (e.g., workplaces, places of worship, and neighborhood organizations), places where family caregivers often struggle in isolation and without meaningful support.
Interactive seminars use case studies, role-playing, and discussions to explore the following topics:
- Role of family and informal caregivers
- Role of health care professionals
- Role of friends and neighbors
- Context of health care today
- Family meetings and goals of care
- Continuity of care during the arc of an illness
- Difficult conversations during illness
- Resources for family caregivers
Director: Ned Rimer
Funder: Participant fees| Tufts Health Plan Foundation