Family Caregiver Support Program
The Family Caregiver Support Program provides a network of support for caregivers. Caregivers play a vital role in helping older adults maintain their health and independence. The program supports family caregivers by providing information, assistance, and services to help them care for not only their loved ones, but also themselves.
If you are a caregiver of someone 60 years of age or older you may qualify for the Family Caregiver Support Program. CPAAA funds and works with a variety of organizations to provide these and other services in our community. Contact Information and Assistance at 316-660-5120 or 800-367-7298 for information on these and other social service programs available to you and your loved ones.
The following are caregiver services available:
Caregiver Information and Assistance - One-on-one, phone or in person consultation with a knowledgeable Information Specialist who will answer questions about caregiver services available and provide information and options about other services or community programs that are available
Working Caregiver Program - Offers support to employed persons by connecting them to support groups, respite care, in-home care, and referrals to community resources for the caregiver and the care recipient; the CPAAA Care Manager is able to offer a confidential assessment of the caregiver's needs and help identify resources to meet thos needs
Respite for Caregivers - Caregivers are provided temporary relief from caregiving duties; respite can be tailored to meet the needs of the caregiver
Caregiver Counseling and Support Groups - When the issues of caregiving become overwhelming meeting with a professional counselor can provide insight on how to better cope with the caregiving role; support groups offer a chance to talk with others and who have or are dealing with some of the same struggles
Caregiver Assisted Transportation (CAT) Program - Caregiver may need transportation to visit care recipients in nursing facilities or hospitals; to assist the caregiver, the care recipient may receive trips to and from medical appointments
Personal Care and Homemaker Services - Caregivers sometimes need help providing that personal care for their loved one. Tasks can include bathing, dressing, and personal appearance; homemaker services can include housekeeping, shopping and meal preparation
Other services that may supplement caregiver services are available based on need and eligibility of the older adult. Contact Information and Assistance at 316-660-5120 or 800-367-7298 for more information.
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