Every year millions of Americans give essential care to a loved one, spouse, parent or grandparent who is living with a serious medical illness.

Region 10’s Aging & Disability Resource Center and Area Agency on Aging strives to care for these caregivers by providing resources or access to resources to caregivers who are headed through the journey of caregiving. We want to help caregiver’s step forward and thrive rather than just survive. Whether that be through reminding caregivers to take care of yourself or adding resources to your toolbox.

Real Care for Caregivers

The Caregiving Journey

Describes the long, challenging caregiver journey from shock of awareness to grief and transition.

Brain Failure: Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s

Dementia is a term that continues to change its meaning. Brain failure is a better term.

Why is Caregiving so Hard?

Few of us have any idea what’s ahead when our loved one is diagnosed. it is so much harder to provide care than it was for our parents and grand parents.

Caregiver Grief: More than Tears at a Funeral

The caregiver’s journey is very long so caregivers grieve differently.

Caregiver Grief: Grieve in Your Own Way

Don’t listen to how others tell you to grieve.

Professional Caregivers: Caring for Two Patients at Once

Part 1 of recommendations for professional caregivers.

Professional Caregivers: Learning the 6 Parts of Caregiving

Advice for professionals on how to intervene with family caregivers at each phase of their journey.

Region 10 Caregiver Seminar Videos

Region 10’s Caregivers Seminar June 2018
Keynote with Lori La Bey

Knowledge is Power with Dr. Jess Deegan

Joy in the Journey with Lori La Bey

“The Dementia Experience” with Lyndsay Lyon

The Loving Touch with Mellisa Countryman

You’re not alone with Glen Hinshaw

Caregiver Support Groups & The Living Grief
with Eva Veitch & Laird Landon

Caregiver Resources
with Daniell McCarthy

Area Agency on Aging Consumer Advocates
with Ronda Steenbergen

Navigating Medicare & Medicare Consumer Protection with Mabel Risch

Addition Region 10 Senior Resources

Aging/Disability Resources (ADRC)

 

Assisting individuals and caregivers seeking resources, and professionals seeking assistance on behalf of their clients.

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The Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

 

Offering a comprehensive array of services for seniors, including medical care resources,  legal aid, senior advocates, in-home services, and more.

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Long-Term Care Advocates

 

Protecting and promoting the rights and quality of life by trained advocates for those residing in nursing homes, assisted living, and similar facilities.

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RSVP  |  Retired Senior Volunteer Program

RSVP gives senior volunteers, age 55 and older, the chance to use their skills, abilities and life experiences to serve other seniors within their community. 

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Senior Companion Program

 

Connecting seniors to available programs that offer companionship services for those living alone or to provide respite for caregivers.

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Medicare Counseling (SHIP)

 

Helping seniors understand their insurance options, make informed choices, know their rights, and save money.

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