Presentation on theme: "Your logo/name here. Are you a caregiver? Do you: 1) Provide direct care to someone such as feeding, bathing, dressing, supervision or any other type."— Presentation transcript:
Are you a caregiver? Do you: 1) Provide direct care to someone such as feeding, bathing, dressing, supervision or any other type of care? 2) Provide supportive care such as delivering meals, giving rides, calling or stopping in to check on someone?
Are you a caregiver? Do you: 3) Feel concern that someone you know isn’t taking care of him or herself ? 4) Feel concern that a caregiver you know is struggling and needs help?
Signs a caregiver needs help: Health problems: chronic pain, fatigue, sickness, weight change, other physical problems Emotional problems: irritability, stress, depression, anxiety
Signs a caregiver needs help: Sleep problems: difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, waking up in the middle of the night Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy
We provide support to family members or friends who are caring for or concerned about someone: 1) Over age 60 2) With Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder 3) Who is a grandparent or relative (age 55 and older) caring for a child (under age 19) or disabled relative (between the ages of 19-59)
We provide information and assistance through: Professional staff who will work with family members and those needing care to determine their needs and arrange for help.
We provide information and assistance finding: Personal Care & Home Health Services: Personal care services assist people who need help with activities such as bathing, dressing, shopping, housekeeping, and preparing meals. Home health care professionals come into the home to provide skilled health care.
We provide information and assistance finding: Adult Day Services: These facilities are a safe place for people who cannot be left alone during the day because of physical or mental limitations. They provide social, recreational and health- related services.
We provide information and assistance finding: Respite Care: This service provides caregivers a temporary break or rest by having a volunteer or professional take over caregiving duties for a period of time. Telephone Assurance Program: Trained volunteers call to reassure and support a person who is homebound.
We provide information and assistance finding: Home Delivered Meals: Sometimes known as “Meals on Wheels,” these nutritious meals are delivered to older people in their homes. Transportation: Rides for older people and people with disabilities for a wide variety of activities including doctor visits, grocery shopping, and other daily needs.
We provide information and assistance finding: Emergency Response Systems: These services provide an in-home, 24-hour electronic alarm system enabling an individual to call for help if they have an emergency.
We provide information and assistance finding: Long Term Care Options: When it is no longer possible to care for your loved one at home, there are several other community facilities that can provide care.
We provide information and assistance finding: Caregiver Support Groups: Trained professionals facilitate sessions to give caregivers a forum to support each other. Advice, guidance and information is provided to caregivers in a group setting.
We provide information and assistance finding: Financial Help: Get information and/or find out if you qualify for programs such as energy assistance, food stamps, prescription drug assistance and Social Security. You can also learn about long-term care financing options.
We provide information and assistance finding: Legal Help: Legal assistance is available to anyone 60 and over for certain types of legal matters including government program benefits, advance directives (e.g., powers of attorney for health care or finances), and consumer problems.
We provide: Educational opportunities to caregivers through public outreach, handouts, and local workshops and trainings.
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