HELPLINE: 1-800-642-5119

Caregiver Support

Being a caregiver can be challenging, exhausting and rewarding work. We are in the business of making it less hard.  Whether you are new to caregiving or looking for fresh resources, Age Well offers programs to help you manage the daily needs, including the Helpline: 1-800-642-5119,  classes for caregivers and downloadable resources. 

Tips for Caregivers

  1. Plan ahead
  2. Take one day at a time
  3. Accept help
  4. Get enough rest and nutrition
  5. Be good to yourself
  6. Learn about available resources
  7. Develop contingency plans
  8. Make YOUR health a priority
  9. Make time for leisure, rest, and relaxation
  10. Share your feelings with others

Dementia Respite Grant: 

The Dementia Respite program provides small grants to unpaid caregivers of individuals with irreversible dementia.  The purpose of the grant is to help delay or prevent nursing home placement by offering support and relief to caregivers who care for their loved ones, including in-home services, adult day programs, or personal respite for the care provider.  

“I was at a point of burnout. With all the extra things we need to do... it is overwhelming. With [this] assistance, I have been able to keep my mother’s care as important as mine, so that I may continue to care for her in the future.”
– Age Well Caregiver Respite Grant Recipient

Powerful Tools - Caregiver Class:

We offer a six-week class on the nationally recognized Powerful Tools for Caregivers.  This class offers caregivers tips on how to reduce stress, communicate needs, work through challenges, and make informed caregiving decisions while promoting exercise, relaxation, and other self-care techniques to improve self-confidence with caregiving responsibilities.

Downloadable Resources:

 

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers has helped me and my family far more than you can know. To be able to meet others who are going through the same problems and some far worse than I am helps me to see how others are coping and know that I am not alone.”
– Vera

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