Are you caring for a spouse with dementia? Or are you helping your aging parents remain in their home? You are not alone.
Are you a caregiver for an older adult or person with a disability?
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More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one. 13% of family caregivers are providing 40 hours of care a week or more. (Source: Caregiving in the United States; National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP. November 2009.)
CVCOA is here to assist you as you support and care for your family member. We provide senior services such as information and assistance, options counseling, case management services, health insurance counseling, senior meals and transportation. Case managers can help you navigate the cargiving journey, creating care plans and helping you get the services you need.
Our Family Caregiver Support Program focuses on helping caregivers maintain their health and well-being. Caregiving can be stressful, and too much stress, especially over a long period of time, can harm your health. CVCOA is here to help prevent that.
Respite grants – allow you to take a break from caregiving by providing funds for adult day services or in-home help
In-home Help – sources to help you find and hire in-home help
Caregiver programs – provide information and support about coping with caregiving and related topics
Support groups – give you the opportunity to share and learn with other caregivers in a safe, confidential and emotionally supportive setting
Caregiver resources – adult day services, caregiver health, websites and more
Kinship caregivers – resources for older adults caring for and raising their grandchildren