Caregivers

Welcome to Cornerstone Cares 

A Partner in the Caregiving Journey 

Our Vision:

To provide hopeful care to caregivers across the lifespan through partnership, education, and practical support.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Caregiver Café (June 6th, 10am-11:15am)

Join us on June 6th for presentations on The Home Caregiver, A Practical Guide. Care in the home is a more pressing issue as we face the COVID-19 crisis. A panel of local experts will cover important topics regarding how to keep your loved one safe at home and the importance of self-care for the home caregiver. Register here: https://registrations.planningcenteronline.com/events/386232

COVID-19 Respite Relief Fund (May-June 2020)

Taking a break is so vital to being the very best caregiver that you can be. With the restrictions of social distancing and the financial impact of COVID-19 it may be harder than ever to take time away from your loved one. In response, our ministry has opened a Respite Relief Fund to provide funding for respite breaks for family caregivers during the next few months. You can apply here: https://cornerstoneva.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/416299

Have quesitons? Call Sara at 540-497-1208


Available Webinars:

Caregiver's Guide to Oral Health (Pam Blankenship)

In this short, yet informative webinar, Pam Blankenship from the Virginia Department of Health provides information for caregivers on taking care of your loved one's teeth. Below are additional resources on oral health and caregiving. 

Pam Blankenship, VDH, Oral Health Resources:
Dry Mouth Information (https://bit.ly/2ZHQA2D),
Tips for Caregivers (https://bit.ly/3eiZnw3), 
Caregiver Brushing (https://bit.ly/3gpu2tp).

Preparing for End of Life Care (Ann Smoot and Melanie Shumate, Captial Caring)

During this webinar we discuss how to prepare for the late stages of caregiving and the resources that you need to navigate this season with a plan. 

Watch Here: 

Access Resource List: https://bit.ly/2XK1B2o
Post-Cafe Evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GNF6ZGL 

 

Recording of Prepare to Care Workshop

For the concerned spouse, child, relative, or friend who is preparing to care for a loved one in the future or who has already begun their caregiving journey. This informative workshop covers setting the right perspective on caring, preparing financially, and how to choose services that fit your needs. 
Speakers: Nathaniel Lewis Ed.D., Setting the Right Perspective on Care
Clarissa Fleming, Figuring Out the Money Part
Liesa Dodson, Care Options to Fit Your Needs

Watch Here: 
(*Due to technical difficulties, the recording does not start until 19:30). 


 

Who is Cornerstone Cares?

In July of 2019, Cornerstone Baptist church was awarded a grant from the PATH foundation in Warrenton, VA to build a ministry to support caregivers in our community through partnership, education, and advocacy. As the population of senior adults grows over the next few decades, more and more family members will be called upon to provide care for their loved ones. Caregiving can be a rewarding, yet challenging journey that is often unclear, unexpected, and at times very lonely. Our ministry seeks to come alongside caregivers to show them that they are not alone by offering:

  1. Caregiver Advocates: These Cornerstone members come alongside caregivers and their families to listen to their needs, connect them with resources, and support them along the journey of caregiving. 
  2. Caregiver Workshops: Events hosted by Cornerstone Cares to equip caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the caregiving journey with hope and empowerment.
  3. Respite Opportunities: Opportunities for Foster Care families to go one a date or take a break and options for caregivers to receive respite scholarships in order to attend our caregiver workshops.
  4. Helping Hands and a Listening Ears: Caregivers can take advantage of being a part of the Cornerstone family as our volunteers offer to make a meal, stop by for a visit, or help with small home repairs.

 

Connect with Us!

Are are you a caregiver Fauquier County in need of extra support? We have a group of trained and passionate volunteers who are ready to be a partner in your caregiving journey. Click below and let's connect today!

Caregivers

Do you have a passion for serving caregivers in our community? We are always looking for volunteers to support our ministry and events. Click below and let's connect today!

Volunteers

Are you interested in supporting caregivers in Fauquier, Rappahanock, or Northern Culpeper Counties? Our financial supports are vital to the growing the reach and impact of our ministy. Consider donating by clicking below and choosing Cornerstone Cares in the dropdown menu.

Supporters