As you take a loved one for care, you may find the job very mentally and physically exhausting. You want to keep up with your health and well-being, so it’s important to take advantage of various programs and respite care services. Local governments, nonprofits, and health care providers offer services to help caregivers. Below are some programs in the Henderson area to help you be the best caregiver possible.
Nevada Senior Services is there for caregivers and provides a variety of programs. They offer adult day care programs, in-home respite care, and support groups. Using the adult day care program, you will know your loved one is safe and well cared for, so you can take that break.
To learn more about these services, call the Henderson office and adult care center at 702.368.2273.
The Alzheimer’s Association knows how important caregiver education and support are, especially with the stress of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. The Desert Southwest Chapter offers a variety of programs and services including care consultation, education, local area resource guides, education, references to clinical trials, and help 24/7. The local Las Vegas office handles services in the Henderson area.
Alzheimer’s care is often 24/7, so you also need help around the clock. The Helpline is available 24/7 at 1.800.272.3900. You can ask questions, find information on local services, get financial and legal advice, get care advice, discuss treatment options, or just talk out your frustrations for emotional relief.
The website lists local support groups so you can meet with other caregivers to know you are not alone and ask about experiences. You can request care consultation to make sure you are giving your loved one the best care possible and check for available services.
The Alzheimer’s Association has a virtual community for caregivers to share ideas and experiences throughout the country on message boards, forums, and chat rooms.
If you need to find a service quickly, the Association’s Community Resource Finder is a valuable tool.
To learn more about these programs and find out about educational seminars in your area, call your local Las Vegas office at 702.248.2770.
If you are caring for a veteran, you can inquire about help through the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. Support for caregivers includes:
Peer support groups with other caregivers
Dedicated Helpline at 855.260.3274 for all inquiries and assistance
Temporary relief for caregivers through adult day centers or in the home
Home care such as homemaking, skilled nursing care, and home health aides
Hospice home care
Learn more about these services and check your eligibility by calling 702.792.9000, extension 19462.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Aging Division offers a variety of programs for seniors and caregivers. The Nevada Care Connection Resource Centers give you one point of contact for senior services and caregiver support. These centers help you explore your options and create plans for care. You can discuss the best approach and services in your area with a counselor.
For more information, call the Regional Las Vegas Office at 702.486.3545.
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