Helping elders live with dignity.
Families often know for some time that they will have to make a decision about how best to care for an elderly parent or other family member who is unable to live on his or her own. Things such as helping to ensure a family member gets the appropriate medication on schedule may become increasingly difficult. Families are often already making sacrifices, enlisting the help of others to fill in, or even thinking about quitting their job. You see it all the time and understand the challenges they may be facing—caring for a mother who doesn’t remember who she is, or who is in constant danger of falling.
When you see families struggling with what to do, remember Structured Family Caregiving may be an option for them. Being a full-time caregiver is challenging work. But it’s also deeply satisfying. And they will have our support every step of the way. They may question their ability to be a caregiver if they have never been one before, but with the right knowledge and support they have the ability to be a great one.
Although a caregiver is often a family member, he or she can be anyone willing to live with a consumer, provide support as needed around the clock, and care like family. All family and non-family caregivers are credentialed by our professional teams.
We work closely with healthcare professionals to make sure everyone has the most up-to-date information possible about those in their care. We provide summaries of care for consumers to bring with them to doctor visits as well as provide access to consumers’ daily care reports. We will keep you as engaged and involved in the process as desired so that we can all work together to provide the best care possible.
To learn more about caregivers and consumers in the program, please read Caregiving Stories.