District of Columbia Caregivers’ Institute
The District of Columbia Caregivers’ Institute (DCCI) is a resource
funded by the District of Columbia Office on Aging. The purpose
of the “5-Star” Caregivers’ Institute is to support unpaid
caregivers residing in the District of Columbia who have primary
responsibility for older, vulnerable DC residents. The District
of Columbia Caregivers’ Institute strives to be a one-stop,
centralized resource to help caregivers make critical decisions,
develop and implement a Caregiving Support Plan, advocate for
themselves and the older person, and participate in activities
designed for personal rejuvenation.
The Institute seeks to empower caregivers to make informed decisions
about their present and future circumstances. By providing flexible
and coordinated supports, the District of Columbia Caregivers’ Institute
prepares caregivers to solve problems and better cope with changing
situations, while enhancing practical skills needed daily. With
support, training, and assistance, many caregivers are better able
to care for themselves as well as the older person that they help.
If you are a District of Columbia caregiver, the Institute was
designed to serve you.