Where to find support and help if you are a caregiver

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Charise Jensen, with Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services, tells us about their Caregiver Support Program. Caregivers are faced with a host of new responsibilities many of which are unfamiliar and intimidating and can ultimately create caregiver burnout.

Salt Lake Aging Services helps with the following:

  • Homemaking, Home Health Aide, Adult Day Care, Short term stay in nursing home
  • Supplies or Equipment
  • Provides caregivers with services and information available within the community
  • Monthly newsletter, caregiver website, caregiver academy and other training
  • Monthly meetings with caregivers to discuss an assigned topic for that month pertaining to care giving as well as a forum to meet with other peers in similar circumstances
  • Consult with caregiver or families to help plan the care giving process and what to expect
  • A Pinterest page with a wealth of resources and knowledge: Find it here.

In addition, the Caregiver Support Program is a short term program that provides assistance and support to these caregivers.

For more information, go here.