The Aging & Disability Resource Center offers a variety of services for people who provide care to a family member or other loved one.
Caregiver education and training
Information and assistance to meet needs and to access publicly-funded programs if needed
Supportive services (e.g., in-home assistance, transportation, etc.)
Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregiving
Identifying and reducing stress
Communicating feelings, needs and concerns
Learning from our emotions
Mastering caregiving decisions
In-home training or assistance to find it
Training on such topics as infection control, difficult behaviors, aphasia, etc.
Requests for daytime respite may be accommodated by the Adult Day Center or by reimbursement to an in-home provider. Overnight respite is generally available at assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Reimbursement of an in-home provider is also possible.
Supportive services may be provided for a limited time to allow family caregivers an opportunity to explore their options and develop a long-term plan when the immediate circumstances of a situation warrant transition to a different arrangement. Minimal supportive services may be available on an ongoing basis depending on the specific needs and availability of funding to meet those needs.
Individuals who meet the requirements for the National Family Caregiver Support Program or Alzheimer's Family Support Program may qualify for financial assistance for respite or supportive services.
Our "Knowledge Nook" has video tapes, books, brochures, Internet access and other materials.