Family caregivers—people who are providing care for an elderly or disabled parent, spouse, sibling or other family member—work hard. Caregiving is often an overall joyful experience. It can be rewarding to be able to help and support a family member when they really need it. But caregiving can also be exhausting—both physically and emotionally. Caregivers can feel like they are on call 24/7. There always seems to be something to do or something to worry about, especially if you’re loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.
It’s important for caregivers to seek support on their caregiving journey. It’s hard to go it alone. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B offers many Services for Seniors that family caregivers might want to explore. Having support services like home care, meals on wheels or adult day care can help supplement and support the care you’re providing yourself and help you take an occasional break.
The AAA 1-B also offers classes, events and information designed to help family caregivers:
Are you a family caregiver looking for help and resources for a loved one? Our Information and Assistance (I&A) Telephone Line helps callers find and connect to local resources, benefits and services. It’s an unbiased and trusted resource that family caregivers can turn to find out more about the programs that can help—whether that’ s a program the AAA 1-B offers directly or a program offered by another local organization. Calling us is the first step to getting help for a loved one. You can connect with us from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at (800) 852-7795.