Assistance for Caregivers

 

The Council on Aging has long recognized the special challenges those caring for senior loved ones sometimes face. While it can be a time of joy and discovery, it can also be a time of questions, doubt, and isolation. The Council on Aging is here to help. The caregiver can be of any age, while the care recipient needs to be at least 60 years old.

Our information specialists have a wealth of information about community resources to help both the caregiver and care recipient, including adaptive equipment, support and assistance, and in-home help. Our case managers can meet with families to help determine what resources can help in their particular situation.  Our in-home safety program can provide home repairs and modifications that make it easier for the caregiver to continue to care for the care recipient. We have written information on how to handle caregiver stress, needs of seniors with dementia, special challenges faced by working caregivers and those in the sandwich generation, and more.

For More Information

Click the link to send an email to info@lccoa.org. You can also call us at (440) 205-8111 and ask to speak to an Information & Assistance Specialist.

 

 

Resources

Council on Aging Brochure

Elder Care Locator

Long term Care Consumer Guide (includes surveys and information on nursing homes, assisted livings, etc.)

Ohio's Missing Adult Alert

 

 

Caregiving

 

We recognize that caring for a loved older adult can be rewarding, but also at times may be confusing, overwhelming, or exhausting. It is important for the person providing care to be supported so they can continue helping their family member or friend. Through the following programs, the Council on Aging strives to support unpaid caregivers of all ages caring for seniors.

 

Information and Assistance

Our screeners are ready to talk with you and to answer any questions you may have about caregiver programs and services. We have information on resources, tips on caregiving, and the caregiving experience in general.

Hiring In-home Help

The Council on Aging has information, worksheets, sample contracts, and tips for making sure those you hire to help you or your loved one in the home will be a good "fit" for you. We can mail or email these documents to you at your request.