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Caregivers Need Care, Too

While personally rewarding in so many ways, taking care of a loved one can take its toll on the caregiver. You are not alone. There are many resources that offer support, like caregiver education and training. Respite may be available as well as in-home care resources.

Advise, Support and Education

Caregiver advice and education is available through the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. Their knowledgeable staff provide free caregiver advice, education and support for those helping loved ones. If your loved one needs help at home, our staff can offer advice on services available, respite help, hiring, financial assistance, and senior housing via telephone or in-home consultation. Free long-term care consultations are available to Ohioans who want to be better prepared for senior living, senior housing, or for help at home.

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Caregiving is unique to every family and every relationship. What works well for one family may not be appropriate for another. What one family member finds easy to do may be difficult or even impossible for another. However, there are some key skills virtually anyone can use to be more successful at caregiving. The successful caregiver’s toolbox includes strategies to plan for the future, discuss needs and preferences and take care of yourself.

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At OhioHealth we know how emotionally and physically demanding it is to be a caregiver. And we know it’s a responsibility that never lets  up. It can be a rewarding experience, yet stressful at times. We recognize that you, too, need support.

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The Caregiver Support Program aids caregivers of adults age 60 and older on a short-term basis. Assistance is limited to a three-month time period per calendar year with a cost ceiling for services.

The program can assist with a variety of services, including in-home respite, adult day care, caregiver counseling, institutional respite in a licensed facility, and durable medical equipment.

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Syntero’s Caregiver Consultation Program puts the focus on caregivers – working to help find solutions to make the role of the caregiver less stressful and challenging. The goal of the program is to help those caring for loved ones by providing information, education, and resources. This program helps the caregiver wade through the vast maze of options and resources available – helping to decrease the stress and confusion. Syntero’s experienced, professional and well-versed staff provide necessary answers you need to help you cope with the demands of care giving and allow you to better focus on meeting the needs of your loved one.

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Respite Care For Caregivers

This is a nationally funded program operated in Central Ohio by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA). It offers caregiver workshops and funds services designed to assist caregivers on a short term basis. The services include: information and assistance, counseling, respite, and other supplemental services.

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Support Groups For Caregivers

If someone you care about is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, there is something you can do to help them and yourself. Plan to visit an Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group this month.

Support groups meet monthly to provide caregivers with an opportunity to share their experiences and receive support from others coping with Alzheimer’s disease. There is no cost or commitment to attend.

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The COAAA knowledgeable staff provide free caregiver advice, education and support for those helping loved ones. If your loved one needs help at home, our staff can offer advice on services available, respite help, hiring, financial assistance, and senior housing via telephone or in-home consultation. Free long-term care consultations are available to Ohioans who want to be better prepared for senior living, senior housing, or for help at home.

Learn more here.

You support your loved one – now learn where you can get support, too. Caregiving is no easy task. And while you may spend your days (and nights) making sure your loved one is well cared for, it’s important to practice a little self-care as well. Here’s where to turn for the support you need.

OhioHealth offers support groups for

  • Lewy Body and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Early State Memory
  • Grief Support and Counseling
  • Stroke Survivor

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SourcePoint offers free support groups for family caregivers. Support groups are led by trained staff—come join us to share experiences, meet other caregivers, discover new resources, and to ask questions.

Groups are available in Powell, Sunbury, Willow Brook and Polaris.

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