Caregivers

Caregiving is a Labor of Love

Caregivers can be many different persons:

  • The adult son who stops by to check on his parents on the way home from work.
  • The mother of a child who has a disability stays home to provide 24 hour care.
  • The neighbor who gives an elderly friend a ride to the doctor or store.
  • The wife who learns to give medications and manage medical equipment to help her husband who is terminally ill stay at home.
  • The Grandparents who unexpectedly finding themselves raising their grandchild.

It is a labor of love and can be very rewarding, but also very isolating and exhausting.  It’s a whole new world of doctors visits, medical conditions, financial decisions, equipment, home modification or repair, the list goes on.  You are overwhelmed and not even sure what to ask for.

Examples of Resources to Choose From

Here are a sample of some of the resources available to you.

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Personal Care

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Adaptive Aides
  • Medication Management, etc.
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Respite Care

  • Visiting
  • Adult Day Care
  • Taking a break to recharge your batteries
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Dementia Care

  • Dementia Care Specialists are trained to understand your unique needs.
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Homemaker and Chores

  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Yard Work
  • Snow Removal
  • Repairs
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Support Groups

  • From general caregiving issues to chronic conditions, support and ideas. This Support Groups link has more information
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Financial

  • Programs to help ease financial stress.

Grandparents: Becoming a Parent Again

Becoming a grandparent is one of the most exciting moments in your life.  You cherish the special bond you have with your grandchildren.

However, if you are one of the millions of grandparents responsible for caring for a grandchild full-time, then you know being a grandparent can be overwhelming.

ADRC is here to help you through this journey.  Call 920-448-4300 today. We’d love to talk to you about services that can help you and your family.

 

Caregiving & Work: Finding the Balance

ADRC is the perfect partner to your EAP program.

Call ADRC (920) 448-4300 today. We’d love to talk to you about these valuable services.

I am an employer.

I am an employer who is looking to support their employees who are also caregivers.

ADRC has a number of ways to help employers provide support for their employees who are caregivers. Help them reduce stress and effectively balance work responsibilities with caregiving.

ADRC is the perfect partner to your EAP program.

Employers call ADRC (920) 448-4300 today. We’d love to talk to you about these valuable services.

I am caring for a loved one while still in the workforce.

I am a caregiver and I am also still in the workforce.

We are here to help reduce stress and effectively balance work responsibilities with caregiving.

ADRC will help you navigate and understand your rights and benefits as an employee.

Call ADRC (920) 448-4300 today.

We’d love to talk to you about these valuable services.

Caregiver News

Caregiver Events

Financial Support

Caregiving

AFCSP & NFCSP Programs

Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP) and National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provide financial support to family caregivers who qualify. 

Caregiver Corner

A listing of services specifically designed to support caregivers offered by the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

Caregiver Handbook

Designed to help caregivers start to think about what their needs are. Provides a brief outline of available services.

Grandparents: Becoming a Parent Again

Guide to getting started on the journey of parenting grandchildren.  ADRC is here to help.

Caregiver Guide

UCLA Caregiver Alzheimer – Dementia Videos: Actors role-play behaviors and show tips on how caregivers can respond to them. Practical ideas and solutions to everyday situations. Most videos are 5 minutes in length.

Online Caregiver Resources

Listing of websites with helpful information for caregivers.  All ages from children and adults with disabilities to seniors with dementia.  Great videos as well.

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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