Caring for a Family Member

Are you caring for an aging parent or loved one who is struggling with illness, dementia, life transitions or losses?

Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be stressful and exhausting. Many caregivers experience the following:

  • Struggling with finding time to take care of themselves while they are caring for others.
  • Difficulty navigating complex systems to access services.
  • Feeling overwhelmed by a confusing array of care options.  

CJE SeniorLife offers assistance to family members in their caregiving roles, from support groups, to individual counseling for caregiver stress, to access to resources and other programs.  

If you are over 60 years old and experiencing caregiver stress, you may be eligible to receive Counseling Services at CJE SeniorLife by trained professionals who are experts in managing aging and caregiving issues.

If you are under 60 and experiencing caregiver stress, private insurance or private-pay Counseling at CJE SeniorLife may cover the cost of this service. We can also recommend other resources for caregivers.

CJE SeniorLife is here to help ease the way.

We offer a variety of Caregiving Support Groups in multiple locations for those involved in the care of an aging parent, spouse or loved one.

Often there are negative labels used to describe friends and family members who are trying to help a loved one who is struggling with drug and/or alcohol misuse. The words “enabler” and “codependent” are commonly used and these labels may feel hurtful to the person trying to be helpful.

In this video, watch a recording of our Insights on Aging virtual community education program presented by CJE Counseling Services on July 16, 2021. This presentation will teach participants how to recognize signs and symptoms of substance misuse and define the traditional roles that friends and family play when coping with addictive behaviors. Participants will learn a new and more curative way to view themselves and the loved ones they are trying to help.

Nina J. Henry, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Specialist & Mental Health Educator, JCFS Chicago

For more information about CJE Counseling Services, visit or call 773.508.1000.

To join one of our many live presentations, please visit