You may be a 'family caregiver' and not even realize it. One out of 4 adults in our community is providing help and support to an older relative still living in their home. This person may be your spouse, parent, grandparent, partner or friend.
Or, you may be thinking that your loved one is going to need more help soon.
- Helping with weekly grocery shopping and errands?
- Paying the bills and financial oversight?
- Providing transportation?
- Arranging doctor appointments and managing medications?
- Providing hands-on personal care?
- Supervising daily living due to dementia and memory issues?
The good news is you don't have to do this alone - there is support for you and your loved one. It is important for you to take care of yourself, so you can give your best to the one you care for.
Whatever your situation, you are giving your time and energy, and you deserve recognition and support. The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) can be your place to start - getting you in touch with help, so you can 'thrive' as a caregiver, not just 'survive'.
The Caregiver Toolkit will get you started in the right direction. It contains a list of caregiver support groups, available caregiver classes and counseling, a caregiver assessment form, and the Answers on Aging Resource Guide. The Toolkit can be mailed or picked up.
Don't hesitate – get started – call today!
The following links will help you.
- Caregiver consultation
- Respite assistance
- Support groups
- Classes and counseling
- Caregiver reassessment form
- FCSP brochure
For further information contact: Lynette McGowan (970) 498-7758 or firstname.lastname@example.org