The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center is dedicated to the support and well-being of the family caregiver – individuals who are the primary source of providing care for their ailing family member or friend.
Call us at 914.242.8128
The Caregivers Center serves as a private sanctuary during the very demanding and stressful times of providing care for your loved one, regardless of whether they are hospitalized at NWH, at another facility or at home.
The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center, conveniently located in Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, NY. Click here for a Google Map of this location
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Caring for a loved one is a demanding and stressful role, often with no means of support for your own needs and emotions.
Each day your loved one is not well presents new and different challenges and struggles. The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center offers a means of support for your own needs and emotions.
“Until you’ve been through it, you don’t know what it’s like.”
--Marian Hamilton, founder of The Caregivers Center
Click here to see Hamilton’s interview on the CareBuzz Channel on YouTube
The Caregivers Center provides the following services free of charge, regardless of whether your loved one is hospitalized at NWH, another facility or at home:
A social worker is also available to help caregivers with counseling and professional interventions. Other services which the Caregivers Support Program can refer you to are:
The Caregiver Support Program helps the caregiver with a multitude of issues surrounding the care of a chronically or terminally-ill loved one. A Caregiver Coach can be a source of support for as long as the caregiver requests. Because our coaches have personal experience with caregiving, they provide a compassionate and understanding ear to privately discuss issues and offer guidance.
Testimonials from the Family Caregivers We Support:
“The coaches saved my life. I could not have gotten through this without their support.”
“This center is a little piece of heaven.”
Opened in November 2007, the Caregivers Center is the only ‘in-hospital’ facility of its kind in the entire New York Metropolitan area.
The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center was named in memory of a community member who was cared for by his wife, Marian, both at home and in many hospitals, during his battle with lung cancer. Marian cared for her husband for two stressful years, while at the same time juggling her role as a mother to two teenage daughters. After Ken’s death in 2004, Marian was inspired by her experience, realizing that hospitals are often not equipped to help the caregivers in a meaningful way. With a vision to support family caregivers, Marian approached Northern Westchester Hospital, because this vision of a Caregivers Center dovetailed with the NWH’s participation and belief in the Planetree model of patient-focused, family-centered care.
The Caregivers Center is honored to have received the Spirit of Planetree Best Practice Award for Family, Friends and Social Support.
The Center is financed solely through private funding from community members and foundations. The Caregivers Center continues to benefit from the active participation of its volunteers and donors.
To find out how you can access services, or to become a Caregiver Coach or Ambassador of the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center, please call us at 914.242.8128
The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center (KHCC) can provide you with all the materials and guidance you’ll require in creating and developing a Caregiver Center, dedicated to the needs of the family caregiver.
Since the inception of the KHCC at NWH in 2005, we have already assisted numerous healthcare institutions in replicating our successful model.
To find out more about this program, contact our Caregivers Center Replication Coordinator at 914.242.8128 or by email at Caregivercenter@nwhc.net.
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