Caregiver has been wonderful—very helpful—even came to the hospital to be with me when the doctors told me my mom wasn’t going to live and she gave me the strength to deal with everything. She went above and beyond.-From a client survey.
Senior Resource Center
Eligibility: Those who are:
- caring for a family member or friend who is age 60 or older
- caring for an adult child with disabilities
Service Area: Champaign and Piatt Counties
Whether we’re husband, wife, adult child, relative or friend — providing support and assistance to an older adult is in the future for at least one out of four of us.
Supporting and assisting an older family member is an act of love and compassion. It also requires a commitment of time, energy, and other resources. It requires you to make decisions you may not be trained to make and, often, requires information you don’t know how to get.
It’s important to know what your options are. It’s important to know the pros and cons of different services and benefits. It’s even more important to take care of yourself as you provide assistance to someone else. For most people, caregiving is a long-term commitment and we need to plan with that in mind. Successful caregiving is as much about marshalling your energy and finding balance in your life as it is about accessing services.
The Caregiver Advisor can help you in your role as a family caregiver. She can provide information, help you access services or benefits, advocate to get those services properly in place, offer education or training, and provide support for you through this time in your life.
Providing assistance for your family member is the right thing to do, but remember–you don’t have to do it alone.
Fees: Donations are gratefully accepted. There is no fee to the caregiver or older adult.
Intake Process: Call the Caregiver Advisor. She can discuss our services with you and can schedule a consultation in the office or at your home.