Family Caregiver Support Program
Being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one can be a demanding, stressful, and rewarding job. People who have been caregivers know that the days are long and the work is difficult. Many caregivers cannot get out to do the most basic of activities such as grocery shopping, going for a walk or seeing a movie.
The In-Home Services Bureau staff may be able to help caregivers and others looking for information or assistance about caregiving by:
- Providing information on available services and programs that can help with the care of a loved one.
- Assisting in connecting with community resources to help ease the role of caregiving.
- Providing advice, guidance, and instructions about options and methods for dealing with caregiving responsibilities.
- Paying for some respite care services – short periods of relief or rest for caregivers.
- Paying for some equipment and devices to make caregiving responsibilities easier. Some examples would be medical equipment and supplies, assistive devices, incontinence supplies, grab bars, ramps, and housing modifications.
Caregivers may be any age although they must be experiencing a significant amount of stress related to caregiving responsibilities. The individuals cared for must be 60 years of age or older and experiencing problems maintaining day-to-day tasks such as dressing, bathing themselves, toileting, transferring, homemaking, etc.
Income and assets are not considered, but donations are always welcome.