The Caregiver Advocacy program addresses the growing needs of informal caregivers and those to whom they provide care.
Services provided through this program include in-home caregiver training, one-on-one support by a case manager, information and referrals to community providers, legal services, and respite assistance.
This program includes the following:
Information + Referral Services provides information and referral to community resources (legal/financial, transportation, support groups, home health services, hospice services, health services) and emergency services (financial aid, shelters, food, clothing).
Legal Services provide education and assistance to caregivers in matters of Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney information and documentation, and Durable Power of Attorney information and documentation.
Medical Equipment Purchases are designed to assist and compliment the care a caregiver provides. Medical equipment purchases are limited and determined by the program coordinator on a need basis. Purchases include but are not limited to linen savers, safety devices for doors and windows, etc.
Medication Management is designed to help seniors better understand the medications they are taking and identify potentially dangerous interactions with other medications they are taking as well as potential side effects.
Project Lifesaver is designed as a rapid response search and rescue service, using state of the art technologies and strategies to prevent or reduce the potential of harm to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, Down’s Syndrome, Autism, traumatic brain injuries, and cognitive impairments.
Respite Care, such as personal care, homemaking, or adult day services, provide short-term assistance for an older person so the caregiver can have some free time.
The Caregiver Advocacy program offers in-home training that includes a variety of topics related to caregiving, like:
Proper body mechanics in moving lifting, or transferring a care receiver
Techniques on how to give a bath to a person who is bed bound
Use of assistive devices such as gait belts
Use of medical equipment such as a hydraulic hoyer lift