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​​​​​​To the Home Instead Senior Care® network, enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families isn’t just about providing care services. If there’s a way we can make your life a little easier, a little less stressful, a little more manageable, we’re glad to share our resources and care expertise with you. ​​​​

National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

​A nationally funded program operated by the Central Ohio Agency on Aging (COAAA). It provides caregiver workshops, supplies caregiver resource centers with books and videos throughout the area, and funds services designed to assist caregivers on a short term basis.  The services include; information and assistance, counseling, respite, and other supplemental services.


Learn more: http://www.coaa.org/

Caregiver Respite Grant

​The Licking County Aging Program (LCAP) offers a Caregiver Respite Grant to the main caregiver of a senior that resides in Licking County.  A nurse from the Home Services department comes to the home to do an assessment and to get the necessary paperwork completed, and then faxes the paperwork to a home services provider, such as Home Instead Senior Care.  The grant allows the caregiver to get a much needed break by using a local agency, such as HISC, to provide caregiving services for a senior.  Contact the Licking County Aging Program for additional information.  740.345.0821 or 1.800.452.0097. 


Learn more: http://lcap.org/

CaregiverStress.com

CaregiverStress.com

​​Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Many people find that caring for an aging loved one requires some adaptation. CaregiverStress.com® is a helpful place to go for resources that cover everything from self care to senior care, all with the goal of helping you manage, minimize, or prevent stress while making sure your loved one receives the best care possible.

Get CaregiverStress.com​ resources.​


HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com

HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com

​​​If Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia affects someone in your family, this website is for you. You'll find a wealth of support resources, including free e-learning classes on some Alzheimer's care techniques, information about care services and an Alzheimer's respite care grant program, tips from experts and other family caregivers in a dementia support network, and much, much more. ​

Go to HelpForAlzheimersFamil​​ies.com​​


MissingSeniorNetwork.com

MissingSeniorNetwork.com

​If you're a family caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, the risk of wandering is one of the potential behavioral symptoms that a loved one could be facing. Wandering could put that person's safety in jeopardy. To help family caregivers keep their aging loved ones safe, Home Instead Senior Care has launched a free alert system, Missing Senior NetworkSM, available at www.MissingSeniorNetwork.com.  Sign up your older adult for this service that can help locate a loved one who goes missing or becomes lost.

Learn More at MissingSeniorNetwork.com


 

Resources for Family Caregivers

 

HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com: Free training and support for family caregivers, Confidence to Care book resource, a free app for dementia care tips, live online chats, care services information, and more.

CaregiverStress.com®: articles, videos, and blogs on a variety of care topics to help you manage the challenges of caring for a senior loved one.

Public Education Programs: topical articles, videos and free downloadable resources for caregivers and seniors.

Stages of Senior Care:A step-by-step guide to making senior care decisions, written by Paul and Lori Hogan.

Strength for the Moment®: an inspirational caregiver devotional written by Lori Hogan.

 

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