AGING AND LONG-TERM SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION
Challenges in Caregiving: Giving Care, Taking Care
June 2, 2014, Tukwila, WA.
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If you are helping care for a family member or friend, you are not alone! More than 800,000 Washington State citizens provide care to an adult who needs help with care. Below are a variety of ways to find some information, resources, and people that can help.
Caregiver Support is a Phone Call Away
Talk to caring people for practical caregiving information and help finding local resources/services.
Contact your local Family Caregiver Support Program.
- Talk to Knowledgeable and Caring People
The Family Caregiver Support Program is a service available to unpaid caregivers of adults who need care. Staff at local offices throughout Washington can give you practical information and advice and connect you to local resources/services that meet your needs. Services are free or low cost. Contact your local Family Caregiver Support Program.
- Find Information on the Internet
Look through and click on the topics of interest below for a variety of links to helpful information and resources.
Help Caring For a...
- Person with Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementia
- Mom and Dad
- Adult Who Lives Far Away (Long Distance Caregiving)
- Relative’s Child (Kinship Care)
- Person with Developmental Disabilities
Taking Care of Yourself
- The Importance of Self Care
- Caregiver Support Groups
- Managing Stress
- Respite Care
- Caregiver Training
Providing Day-To-Day Care
- Basics of Providing Care
- How A Disease Impacts Care
- Prescription Medications (help paying for, factsheets etc.)
- Working with Doctors