Caregivers / Caregiving

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Caregiving Resource Center

Family caregivers tend to the health and well-being of their aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones, often while juggling careers, children, and other obligations.  Click here for some key resources to help you better navigate caregiving.

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. The website offers information on Assisted Living, Home Care, Memory Care, All Senior Living, All Senior Care, and a section for Caregivers.

Here you will find thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, online support groups, help with difficult conversations, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

Are You Heading for Caregiver Burnout? Take this quiz to find out and learn what to do based on your results: https://www.caring.com/articles/caregiver-burnout-quiz

PA’s Caregiver Support Program   The Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Program provides primary caregivers with a break from caregiving (respite care), reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs associated with caregiving-related services and supplies, education, training, counseling, and more. The program aims to alleviate the stresses associated with caregiving by focusing on the well-being of the caregiver.

Livanta in PA is a Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO). BFCC-QIOs are responsible for medical case review, which supports the rights of people on Medicare. These rights include protecting you when you get health care and making sure you get the health care services the law says you can get. BFCC-QIOs can help you if you have a concern about the care you have been receiving or if you want to request a review (appeal) of your discharge from a health care facility. Livanta encourages you to contact us with your healthcare concerns.

Families for Depression Awareness

(New Caregiver How-to Videos, Insurance Webinar, Family Stories, and Print Resources)

“Family caregivers are integral to the health and wellbeing of their families. Medical professionals often remark on how helpful family members and friends can be in reporting changes in patients’ symptoms and ensuring that patients consistently follow their treatment plan.”

Learn about Caregiver Self-Care:  What Works and What DOESN’T Work.

Learn How to Set Boundaries and Why they are Important.

Tips for Caregivers: Finding a Therapist for Yourself (with Suggestions for Your Loved One, Too)

Beaver County Office on Aging (OOA)

Human Services Building – 1020 Eighth Avenue, Beaver Falls: 724.847.2262

(click here for an 84-page guide)

Need to get to a Dr. or Medical Appointment?

Faith in Action BEAVER COUNTY is here!

Rides are provided for Beaver County seniors over 60, to get to medical appointments within the County.   (A two-week prior notice is required.)

To contact Faith in Action, call 1-800-207-6701, press the extension for your zone, and leave a message.

 

BEAVER COUNTY ZONES:

  Beaver, Brighton Twp, Midland, Western Beaver

2   Ambridge, Baden, Conway, Freedom

3   Beaver Falls, Big Beaver, Chippewa, Darlington, New Brighton, Patterson, Rochester

4   Aliquippa, Center, Hopewell, Monaca, Raccoon

(Print the Flyer to post or share!)

Other Resources for Caregivers

TheReviewsInsider.com
A Guide to Smart Home Tech for the Disabled and Elderly

PayingforSeniorCare.com
Understanding Your Financial Options for Long Term Care

“PayingforSeniorCare.com today is a discovery tool. Through browsing and search, users are able to discover what programs and options are relevant to them.”

The Best Medical Alert Systems for 2019
This guide will help you learn about medical alert companies and devices so you can make an informed decision and find a medical alert system that is the best fit for yourself or a loved one.

MedicalAlert.org
DEDICATED TO THE IMPROVING OF THE LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS THROUGH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.
From understanding what features to look for, to up-to-date industry news, MedicalAlert.org provides all the information you’d want in one place.

For additional information, visit our webpage for visit our webpage for Older Adults (66 and over)