Family Caregiver Support Program

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Taking Care of you while you take care of others

 

What Services are Available?

Respite Service – The Family Caregiver Support Program will provide support to obtain a trained caregiver so you can take a short-term break, giving you a chance to rest and making you a better caregiver in the process.

Assistance Finding Services – A Klamath and Lake Counties Council on Aging (KLCCOA) a case Manager is available to help you find the services your family needs and will offer information and referral to community services.

Supplemental Services – Services vary depending on needs, such as counseling, minor home repair or modifications to support livability, and home delivered meals.

Caregiver Training – A self-care education program for family caregivers, and the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program will equip you with the tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges you face.

Who is Eligible for Caregiver Programs?

Services are designed for Non-Paid Caregivers Who:

  • Care for someone age 60 or older or with Alzheimer’s
  • Are age 55 or over and are the primary caregiver for a child 18 or younger (ex.: grandparent raising a grandchild)

Who is a Caregiver?

A caregiver provides unpaid care or support at home, in the community, or in a facility to an elderly friend or family member who has a disability, is under palliative care, or is chronically ill.

What does a caregiver Do?

  • Assist an aging parent with decision making and planning
  • Support an adult child with a disability
  • Caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s
  • Provides non-paid care to someone 60 or older
  • Are age 55 or older and raising children 18 and younger

Are there Caregiver Support Groups?

Yes!, in Klamath Falls contact

Klamath and Lake Counties Council on Aging (KLCCOA) at (541) 205-5400.

What is the Cost?

KLCCOA provides Caregiver Support Services at no charge.  Donations are welcome.

 

 

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