Family caregivers often play a critical role in helping their older loved ones gather information, navigate through decision-making and access services to improve their quality of life.
Whether you are a new or seasoned caregiver, offering occasional assistance or providing daily care, LIFE Senior Services is here to help. The article "Caregiving Basics and the Stages of Caregiving" is a good place to start learning about some of the basic considerations of eldercare.
We encourage family caregivers to arm themselves with reliable information and have candid family discussions early in the caregiving process. Talking things out before there is a health or financial crisis encourages families to make decisions without being under duress. The article "Talking About Important Life Issues" can help you plan for these important discussions.
If you are sensing that your loved one is slipping and may need help, but don't know where to start, please refer to the "Does My Loved One Need Help?" checklist. This checklist will help you determine if your concerns are warranted and give you some clues about the type of assistance your loved one may need.
If you've found your way to the LIFE website because your loved one is hospitalized, please read "Your Guide to Discharge Planning." It will give you some tips on transitioning from the hospital and planning for care needs after discharge.
Caregiver Resource Counseling
LIFE Senior Services is available for personalized information and resource counseling to help you cope with the challenges of caregiving and access services that can be helpful for both you and your loved one. If you would like to visit personally with someone about your caregiving situation, please click here or call SeniorLine at (918) 664-9000.
Caregiver Training Opportunities
LIFE regularly offers caregiver and eldercare seminars and training opportunities. Click here for a list of upcoming seminars and workshops. We also provide speakers on aging and caregiver and eldercare topics for professional and community groups. To request a speaker for your group, please email ccarter@LIFEseniorservices.org.