Caregiver Support/Community Education
Information that may assist you.
The Caregiver Support Program offers free support for private individuals that provide care to an older loved one, friend or neighbor. Individual consultations, in-home one-on-one skills training, speakers for any size groups, educational courses, lending library and literature help increase knowledge and ability to provide better care for a longer time. Care planning and subsidized case-managed assistance with professional in-home services are available to provide relief and safety for caregivers.
PSA 9 offers support for individuals that provide care to an older loved one, friend, or neighbor this is your one-stop-shop for all your caregiving needs including: information and assistance, individual consultations, in-home one-on-one skills training and a multi-media lending library. Volunteer respite programs & home safety assessments are available.
Speakers are available to inform your group about PASSPORT, aging issues, caregiving issues, aging advocacy or any other topic related to aging. Schedule an PSA 9 professional to speak to your employees, church groups, service organization or other groups free of charge. PSA 9 can also customize a workshop to educate caregivers on a number of topics including: "Caregiving 101", "Living With Alzheimers", and many others.
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All Luncheons require registration, for more information please contact Laurel DuBeck, RN at ext 4719 or Tiffiny Dudley at ext 4720.
Volunteer Respite Program
The Guernsey County Volunteer Respite Program is looking for volunteers interested in providing up to four (4) hours of respite care per week to area caregivers. Respite is defined as short-term relief from unending caregiver responsibilities.
Volunteers are required to complete an eight (8) hour training program and personal interview. On-going training and support is provided. The Guernsey County Volunteer Respite Program (GCVRP) is supported through funding from the Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, The Guernsey county Senior Citizen's Center and ODC Nursing Home, operated by Autumn Healthcare. "There are only four kinds of people: Those who have been caregivers, Those who currently are caregivers, Those who will be caregivers, And those who will need caregivers." Former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter.
"Living With Alzheimer's: What Every Caregiver Should Know"
While all workshops are FREE, registration is requested. Call Laurel DuBeck at 1-800-945-4250 ext. 4719. Please leave your name and number, date, title and time of workshop you wish to attend. 1 CEU will be offered to nurses and social workers for each workshop completed.