CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER
Everyone will be a caregiver at some point in their lives.
Caregiving is a labor of love not only for the professional caregiver but also the personal caregiver. Both need support and access to resources.
Your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a great place to start.
Caregiving encompasses many people and many tasks: checking up on a neighbor, picking up a grandparent’s prescription, bringing a relative to the doctor’s.
The added pressure of caregiving in addition to the stresses of everyday responsibilities can affect the health of any caregiver.
Your local ADRC offers many services that can help alleviate some of the pressure and encourage more communication, including:
- Personal Care
- Respite Care
- Dementia Care
- Assistance with Home Care & Errands
- Support Care
- Financial Guidance
In addition, your local ADRC hosts seminars and publishes handbooks and guides.
ADRCs are a Wisconsin idea designed to partner with older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers empowering them to live their best possible life. Learn more about them https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/adrc/index.htm.