Caregiving for an older adult often means you may need to find new ways to help a friend or relative cope with a chronic illness or memory loss. You also need to master new skill so you can balance your caregiving responsibilities with your own personal needs and responsibilities.
Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions:
- Where can I get more quality information about my relative/friends disease?
- Should I take time for myself?
- Should I change my job hours? Quit?
- Am I making the best decision for my relative?
- Are there any support services to help me with any of my daily task?
- How do we plan for the future?
- What can I do to help make my relative have a better quality of life?
- Are there any classes I can take to help me be a better caregiver?
- Why don’t family members/friends understand what I am going through?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then you should talk (855-USC-6060) to one of our care navigators who will work with you on an individualized careplan to help link you to:
- Information and resources
- Support groups
- Caregiver education and training
- Respite services
- Legal and financial support services
- Counseling and wellness services