It’s important that the people who care for others are provided support and resources to make their job easier. Caring full-time for an ill or disabled family member can be an overwhelming undertaking, and create a wide range of hardships in that person’s life.
Fortunately for Saint Paul caregivers, there are dozens of programs, organizations and support groups available to relieve some of the strain.
Continue reading to learn about a few of the organizations and resources available for Saint Paul caregivers.
As an organization with a worldwide reach, the Alzheimer’s Association has a chapter located near many major population centers. Anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. is going to be within reach of the resources and help they offer.
Caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease can visit the Association’s website to access a comprehensive directory of resources and services, learn more about the disease, and become part of the supportive community of Alzheimer’s sufferers and the people who care for them.
Call the professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 to get information and advice about Alzheimer’s disease, or to learn what services and assistance you might qualify for.
Being limited to a very small geographic location because you provide continuous care for a family member can be an isolating experience. ALZConnected offers Alzheimer’s patients and the people who care for them access to a free online community of others dealing with similar circumstances.
Use the ALZConnected online community to reach out to others, learn more about the disease, and share what you’ve learned with community members. As a community member, you’ll find out right away what new resources or programs are available from other users.
The U.S. government appreciates the sacrifices that veterans have made serving our great nation. The Veteran’s Administration is one way that the federal government supports our former troops. However, they don’t just help the veterans; the VA will also help the people who care for vets.
VA Caregiver Services are how the VA provides critical support to the family members of veterans trying to provide the best quality care for their loved one.
Contact the VA Caregiver Services program to learn how you can qualify for adult day care services, respite care, home care, and other great services. Call the VA's Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274 to get immediate assistance or find out about every program and resource you can access.
The Wilder Foundation's Caregiving Resource Center is a centrally located comprehensive directory of important resources and services that are meant to help caregivers.
Visit their website to gain access to educational material, become part of an online community of caregivers, and learn about the many caregiver services provided at Wilder’s Community Center for Aging in Saint Paul.
The Resource Center sponsors special events and hosts workshops to raise awareness and money to make the job of full-time caregivers easier while providing critical emotional and social support for the family members of all ages who serve as the primary caregiver for the ill or disabled.
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