Caregivers

Caregiving is a Labor of Love

Caregivers look different. You may be the:

  • Adult son who stops by to check on your parents on the way home from work.
  • Mother of a child who has a disability that stays home to provide 24-hour care.
  • Neighbor who gives an elderly friend a ride to the doctor or store.
  • Wife who learns to give medications and manage medical equipment to help your husband to be able to stay at home.
  • Grandparent who unexpectedly finds yourself raising your grandchild.

This is a labor of love and can be very rewarding, and also 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. We are here to help.

“I am a love giver.”

Last year we asked caregivers to give us an inside sneak peek on their caregiving journey. Click on the videos below to hear about their experiences and learn about their moments of joy, challenges they have encountered, and greatest successes as a caregiver.

ADRC is Your Partner through Life’s Changes

You don’t need to know the right question – just tell us your story.

Tell us about your struggles, wants and needs, and we’ll take it from there.
We want to partner with you, and the person you care for, through this journey.

ADRC is your unbiased resource for answers and solutions.
We will explore your individual situation, pull together resources, and help you weigh your options. 

Call today (920) 448-4300 and let’s get this partnership going!

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.
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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 and 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.