LIFE Senior Services appreciates and supports family caregivers. We recognize the critical role you play in helping your loved one age in place, and appreciate your desire to delay or hopefully even avoid altogether the need for nursing home placement.
At some point, most family caregivers feel a little overwhelmed as they navigate the ins and outs of senior services. Calling LIFE's SeniorLine at (918) 664-9000 (or info@LIFEseniorservices.org) is an excellent place to begin your search for information, resources and caregiver support.
If you are a 24/7 caregiver, LIFE's Adult Day Health offers respite care, enabling you to have some time for yourself ... imagine getting a manicure, having lunch with friends, grocery shopping, or even going the doctor - without having to worry about your loved one. You'll be surprised by how taking some time for your own needs will leave you refreshed and better prepared to address the needs of your loved one.
If you're juggling caregiving along with a job, LIFE's Adult Day Health can also be a valuable resource for you. Many families tell us that they're able to stay better focused at work knowing their loved one is safe and having a good day with us.
LIFE's Care Management Services are another important option, helping families address threats to the loved ones' independence and access home and community-based services to support them in their homes. LIFE's ADvantage Case managers work closely with at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities to determine their needs, identify appropriate resources and assistance, arrange for and monitor services and stay in contact on a regular basis. LIFE's Care Managers proactively coordinate seamless service delivery for seniors with impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. Once services are in place and situations are stabilized, the Care Manager steps out until needed again.
You can also learn more about caregiver issues in the Vintage Newsmagazine or at one of LIFE's caregiver seminars or workshops. Check out the Events and Seminars page to find out about upcoming events.