caregiver is defined as one of the following:
An individual who
provides informal care to individuals 60 and older, or
individuals under age 60 with Alzheimer's disease or other
A grandparent or relative who is age 55
or older and raising a grandchild up to age 18, or age 19-59
with a disability.
- Access assistance
- Assists caregivers in obtaining access
to available services and resources within the community.
counseling, support groups and training provided to caregivers and
families to assist in decision-making and problem-solving related to
their caregiver roles.
- Respite service
temporary care for the older adult or child in order to provide a
brief period of relief or rest for caregivers.
- Legal assistance
- This service
includes legal advice, education and representation for caregivers
and grandparents raising grandchildren.
Gloria Plummer, field coordinator with the
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, will be at
The Oasis senior center, 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln the first Monday of every month
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with caregivers individually, free of
charge, regarding their questions. For more information on
these services, contact Plummer at 217-787-9234,
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