Central Vermont Council on Aging provides direct services to older adults, but we don’t stop there.
At CVCOA, we recognize that being a caregiver is challenging.
We are here to support you with the resources and tools you need to care for those you love.
With as many as 53 million Americans caring for an older family member at home every year, our Family Caregiver Support program is here to assist you in caring for your aging relatives.
Providing care for a parent or loved one can be surprisingly stressful. Over time, this can end up being detrimental to your own health, which is why we work hard to help those who care for older Vermonters to maintain their health and well-being.
Central Vermont Council on Aging provides the following supports for family caregivers:
- Caregiver Training such as “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” which provides information and support about coping with caregiving. Click here to learn more about Powerful Tools for Caregivers.
- Respite Grants to allow you to take a break from caregiving by providing funds for adult day services or in-home help. Click here to learn more about respite grants.
- Social Activities such as Caregiver Teas and Memory Cafés (online monthly and in-person quarterly) provide opportunities for relaxation, enjoyment of the arts, and sharing with peers. Click here to learn more about caregiver support and social groups.
- Caregiver Resources covering adult day services, caregiver health, websites and more. Click here to access more caregiver resources.
- Kinship Caregiver Resources for older adults caring for raising their grandchildren. Click here to download the Kinship Caregivers Guide.
Read our caregiver brochure for a detailed description of our Caregiver services.
For more information about caregiver resources and opportunities, please contact Barb Asen, Director of Family Caregiver Support, at [email protected] or 802-476-2681.