Caregiver Resources

Tri-County Office on Aging is partnering with Trualta to provide a self-paced, interactive eLearning tool for caregivers. Use the following link to access audio, video and printed material on a variety of topics intended to help develop skills to best care for your loved one and yourself.

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Dementia Consultation

Individual and group consultation can include dementia education, identifying caregiver concerns, developing a plan of action to address concerns, as well as education about resources to support caregivers and those who have dementia. There is no charge for consultation.

Contact: KC Austern, LMSW-clinical, 517-887-1418 or austernk@tcoa.org

Caregiver Workshops and Classes

Creating Confident Caregivers® provides persons caring for an individual with dementia at home with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and learn effective care giving skills.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend.

Visit the Classes/Evidence-Based Programs page to learn more and see when the next series are scheduled.

Contact: Christine Histed, RD, 517-887-1450 or histedc@tcoa.org

Caregiver Resources and Communication Tools

Online Communication among a designated team of caregivers:

http://www.caringbridge.org/

http://caringconnections.lotsahelpinghands.com/eldercare/home/   (offers a calendar)

http://www.whatmattersnow.org/?p=nationalhospicefoundation  (unique to the care recipient)

Communicating with other caregivers in general online:

https://www.agingcare.com/Caregiver-Forum

https://www.alzconnected.org/

https://caregiver.org/support-groups

http://www.caregiveraction.org/community

http://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/bd-p/bf41  (AARP caregiver forum)

Caregiver Support Websites:

http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/ (AARP Caregiving Resource Center)

https://www.agingcare.com/Caregiver-Support

http://www.alz.org/care/overview.asp  (Alzheimer’s Association)

http://www.caregiver.org/   (Family Caregiver Alliance)

http://www.caregiveraction.org/

http://helpguide.org/home-pages/caregiving.htm

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups – https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Disease Specific Local Support Groups – https://www.tcoa.org/resources/support-groups/

Videos for Caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance overview: https://www.youtube.com/user/CAREGIVERdotORG

Family Caregiver Association – Caregiver College Video Series  – Caitlyn Morgan, Gerontologist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUjOarB8XUc

VideoCaregiving: A Visual Education Center for Family Caregivers: http://www.videocaregiving.org/caregiving.php

Videos for Caregivers – Dementia Specific 

Safe at Home – A Caregiver’s Guidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSUNMbQz59g

UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program: http://dementia.uclahealth.org/caregiver-education-videos

VideoCaregiving: A Visual Education Center for Family Caregivers: http://www.videocaregiving.org/

Purposeful activities for dementia: Alzheimer’s Australia VIC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y6LCpL8HUU