This program is open to any unpaid caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, or caring for an adult over the age of 60. This program also includes services to unpaid grandparents age 55 or older caring for a grandchild who is under 18, or over 18 with a disability. Learn more about the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP).
Case managers can help seniors who need assistance managing activities of daily living access the services and resources they need. Services include:
A visit to your home to assess your needs and develop a care plan
Arranging for you to receive supportive services such as home-delivered meals, transportation and/or home care
Referral for other community-based services
Evaluation of your needs
Advocacy with landlords, utility companies, benefit programs
Counseling on long-term care issues
Regular contact with you to ensure that the services you are receiving continue to meet your needs
To be a successful, responsive, loving caregiver, you cannot do it alone. If you are caring for someone with memory loss, confusion, or a chronic physical illness, it can be stressful and exhausting. Respite provides you with a break so you can rest, run errands, or do things for yourself. Respite can be provided either in your home, or at a facility. Talk with your Area Coordinator for more information.