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.
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.