Caregiver Support Programs
Are you handling your aging mother's bills? Do you take your grandfather to the grocery store once a week? Do you take time off work to drive your spouse to doctors’ appointments? If so, you are a caregiver. While being a caregiver to a loved one can be rewarding, it can also be exhausting. Easterseals has many services and programs for individuals with a disability, special need, or aging condition, but you, their caregiver, need support as well. Click below on our services to see how we can help!
Caregiver Resource Center
Whether you are looking for a day program for your aunt, or funding to purchase an adapted van, our experienced Case Managers in Easterseals' Caregiver Resource Centers will answer your questions and provide you with information to help you in your important role as a caregiver. Find resources and information that will help with caring for a loved one with a disability or aging condition through this free service. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Providing care to a loved one with a disability, special need or aging condition often leaves a caregiver feeling tired, stressed and overwhelmed. Caregivers occasionally need rest and relief – also known as respite! Respite is a break from caregiving, whether it occurs weekly or sporadically throughout the year, and it’s different for everyone. For all caregivers, however, it allows a chance to take care of yourself.
Caregiver Education & Support
Throughout the year, Easterseals offers workshops, support groups, and other events for caregivers. The purpose is to provide resources and practical tools and tips, as well as information on how caregivers can take care of themselves.
Resource & Technology Demonstration Center
Assistive Technology, whether low-tech or high-tech, can help your loved one be more independent, or make life easier for you as a caregiver. Simple services such as weighted utensils or Velcro clothing, to more complex items such as fall sensing mats or an adapted kitchen, are all on display in the Resource & Technology Demonstration Center. Housed in our New Castle location, visitors can try hundreds of pieces of equipment and learn more about assistive technology which may benefit you or your loved one.
FYI: Finance Your Independence
Much of the assistive technology that may benefit someone with a disability - or their caregiver - is not covered by insurance. While many devices are relatively inexpensive, such as adapted utensils or elastic shoelaces, many other items are costlier and may require payments over a period of time. Our team can assist with this process!