Caring for an older adult can be as challenging as it is rewarding. In many cases, the family is the primary source of support for an older adult who is no longer able to care for him/herself alone. The responsibility can be demanding, physically exhausting, and mentally challenging. The average age of a caregiver is 48, a time in many people’s lives when they are still raising a family and actively employed. Add the role of caregiver to the mix and many people feel unprepared and overwhelmed.
Our Family Caregiver Support program assesses and addresses the needs of family caregivers by providing the following:
- public presentations
- one-one-one information and assistance
- whole-picture care coordination
- safety equipment
- caregiver support through our Dementia Cafe at the South Side Senior Center
- support group for those with Dementia and Alzheimers’