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Unpaid family and friends are the main support for many elderly individuals that require help to prevent or delay nursing home placement. The job is often tiring, stressful and largely performed with little or no outside help. The National Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to ease the stress on these caregivers and provide needed support to help them take care of their loved ones at home.
Caring for an aging parent, elderly spouse or close disabled friend presents difficult challenges - especially when a crisis hits and you are suddenly faced with the responsibilities of elder care. Caregiving can also begin as a result of a series of unsettling mishaps and warning signs that indicate a need for long term senior care. Perhaps your elderly spouse has wandered off and gotten lost several times. Or a long-time friend has lost a lot of weight and rarely leaves home.
You may be the only person to step in and become the caregiver, or you may be the linchpin of a network of family members and friends willing to help care for your loved one. Whatever the situation, the AAAD provides support that helps those who so selflessly give to the elderly and disabled.
Services include service coordination, caregiver counseling, support groups, respite care, caregiver training, and supplemental services such as home-delivered meals and a PERS (Personal Emergency Response System). Respite care may be authorized for up to 4 hours a week to give the caregiver temporary relief from care giving duties. A cost share may apply and is based on the care receiver's income.
For more information, please call: 1-866-836-6678
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