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CAREGIVER'S CORNER

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM

 

PURPOSE:                

To provide support services for family caregivers of persons 60 years of age or older and for older individuals caring for person with developmental disabilities.

 

 

SERVICES:                 PUBLIC EDUCATION – information to caregivers about available services.

 

                                    INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE – assistance to caregivers in gaining                                                  access to supportive services.

 

                                    SUPPORT GROUPS – sharing and problem-solving sessions for caregivers.

 

                                    RESPITE – enables caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their                                                  caregiving responsibilities.

 

                                    SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES – personal care, sitter services and personal                                        hygiene items, on a limited basis, to compliment the care provided by                                              caregivers.

 

 

 

ELIGIBILITY:             Contact West Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Inc. at (225)383-0638

                                    *SPACE IS VERY LIMITED*

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1ST TIME CAREGIVING 

5 Steps for

First-Time

Family Caregivers

Follow these tips to ease the transition into caregiving

1. Start the conversation

2. Form a team

3. Make a plan

4. Care for your loved one

5. Care for yourself

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AARP, December 6, 2019 

MEDICAL

Click below for information on how to manage your health and that of your loved.

SOCIAL

Balancing being a caregiver and finding time for yourself can be difficult.  CLICK HERE for more information.

MENTAL

The psychological health of the family caregiver is negatively affected by providing care. Higher levels of stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health effects are common among family members who care for an older relative or friend.

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SUPPORT

It is absolutely essential that caregivers have and use a support system.

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CAREGIVER'S CORNER