Saturday, October 04, 2008
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Family caregiver services available at Oasis

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[October 04, 2008]  You may be eligible for caregiver services under Title III-E of the Older Americans Act.

A 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 related disorders.

  • 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.

Available services:

  • Access assistance
    • Assists caregivers in obtaining access to available services and resources within the community.
  • Counseling
    • Individual 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
    • Offers 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, 800-252-2918 or

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