Caregiver and Respite Resources
Here you can find information on caregiver and respite resources.
- Caregiver’s Guide to Coping with Stress and Burnout
- Oral Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers
- Abuse in Nursing Homes
- What is an Ombudsman?
- 50 Safety Tips For Seniors: Simple steps to increase safety at home and away from home
- Senior Guidance (https://www.seniorguidance.org/) - an organization dedicated to providing senior living assistance to the elderly. Senior Guidance provides numerous helpful resources and articles on senior living, aging, dementia, senior care, caregiving, and more. In addition, we enable seniors and caregivers to search and find 50,000+ senior living facilities across every city, town, and county in the United States.
- Find Dementia & Alzheimer's facilities near you. Search 40,000+ memory care facilities here: www.memorycarefacilities.net/
- COMPASSION Fatigue, now called… Secondary traumatic stress disorder
- Kristen Neff, “Self Compassion: https://self-compassion.org
- Caregiving at an Early Age - Ways to help young adult caregivers.
- Zarit Burden Interview - Caregiver burden
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES: The GIFT Project is an initiative of Hospice Austin to encourage advance care planning prior to a health care crisis. https://www.hospiceaustin.org/advance-directives/the-gift/ This website also provides fillable forms for advanced directives: https://www.hospiceaustin.org/advance-directives/advance-directives/
Caregiver.com - http://www.caregiver.com has resources and tips. They have an online magazine that is filled with useful articles.
Tips for hiring a caregiver:
BOOK - Ambiguous Loss by Pauline Boss, https://amzn.to/3zVzkrb, explores unresolved grief after the passing of a loved one.
BOOK - The 36-Hour Day by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins, https://amzn.to/3pBXZwp, features everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease.
BOOK - Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by John Townsend, Henry Cloud, et al. helps you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself. https://amzn.to/3QvJvtO
BOOK - Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior: Coping with Parkinson's Disease by Joseph Friedman, https://amzn.to/3w2HNro, addresses the most common behavioral symptoms of Parkinson√ås Disease, including depression, anxiety, hallucinations, disrupted sleep, and compulsive behavior.
BOOK – “No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver's Day” by Susan Allen Toth - No saint, as she often reminds the reader, Toth found solace in documenting her days as a caregiver. The result, written in brief, episodic bursts during the final eighteen months of her husband's life, has a rare and poignant immediacy.
BOOK - "Advice from a Parkinson's Wife: 20 Lessons Learned the Hard Way" by Barbara Sheklin Davis - A lot has been written about caring for the Parkinson’s patient, but their caregivers need a book to help them cope with the enormous life changes that Parkinson’s brings to a relationship. This book does that.
PALS Place, First United Methodist Church, Georgetown - An outreach ministry of respite for caregivers and enrichment or participants with memory deficits. Click here for more info.
Caregiver Support Ministry, The Worship Place, Georgetown - This ministry meets the needs of caregivers by providing practical, emotional, educational and spiritual support. We provide in-home companionship to a loved one and respite (relief) for the caregiver, as well as offer workshops, guest speakers and social events. Click here for info on this and other care ministries at The Worship Place.
Caregiver Support Program - Offering support for families and friends caring for older adults from the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area.
Caregiver Corner - Top Parkinson’s Foundation Resources for Caregivers—The Parkinson’s Foundation provides free resources. They strive to support and empower PD caregivers with the tools, information and services you need to better care for your loved one with Parkinson’s and yourself. These are their top caregiver resources: https://parkinson.org/blog/caregiver-corner/top-caregiver-resources
Caregiver Respite – “You” may be eligible to receive assistance through the Lifespan Respite Care Program. Assistance based on funding available. Call or e-mail to Siena Lindemann, Assistant Director #512-916-6041 or 1-855-937-2372 firstname.lastname@example.org and Vivian Harris at Vharris@capcog.org #512-916-6179 or call the ADRC toll-free at: 855-937-2372.
Blue Water HomeCare - Blue Water Homecare - Austin, TX – Home Care Services
Close Friends at Wellspring Methodist Church - http://wellumc.org/adult-ministries/caring-for-people
Encompass Health, Amy.Arguijo@encompasshealth.com Amy Arguijo, PTA|Specialty Area Manager, Encompass Health - Home Health & Hospice O 512.763.1393 | M 361.441.9467 285 SE Inner Loop | Suite 108 | Georgetown, TX 78626
Comfort Keepers, Lauren Urbanek 512-255- 6633 email@example.com https://georgetown-484.comfortkeepers.com/?utm_source=GMB&utm_medium=organic
Visiting Angels, Stacy Scarborough 877-907-5078 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.visitingangels.com/wilco/home/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=local
Hospice Austin - Hospice Austin envisions a community in which people with serious illness live their final months with comfort, dignity and peace.
Austin Palliative Care - Palliative care is a medical specialty that focuses on relieving the symptoms and stresses of a serious illness in order to maximize quality of life, according to the patient’s and family’s goals and aspirations. Palliative care provides an added layer of support to you, your loved ones and your treating physicians.
Tranquility Hospice - At Tranquility Hospice, our mission is Making Life Beautiful From Start to Finish. Why would anyone ask for less? Located in Georgetown,TX. Proudly serving Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, North Austin, and surrounding communities.
Senior Helpers, Chris Grant 512-400-2769 https://www.seniorhelpers.com/tx/austin-georgetown-round-rock Senior Helpers advertise to do specific Parkinson’s care https://www.seniorhelpers.com/tx/austin-georgetown-round-rock/services/parkinsons-care and download the DVD video!
Parkinson's Wellness Fund. https://parkinsonswellnessfund.org
Assisting individuals living with Parkinson’s to live an improved quality of life, today.
Strive Health Services, Kelly McMullen http://strivehs.com
Georgetown Living, Erin Barrett http://www.gtownliving.com
Amada Senior Care, Patrick Murphy www.AmadaAustin.com
Family Eldercare 512-869-2500 https://www.familyeldercare.org/
AGE of Central Texas 512-255-4865 https://ageofcentraltx.org/
Faith in Action 512-868-9544 http://www.faithinactiongt.org/
SRG – Senior Resource Guide - The Senior Resource Guide for Active Aging Adults and PRIME Living magazine. This is reliable resource that provides guidance for caregivers, seniors and eldercare professionals to help navigate the many challenges associated with aging. This resource is supportive of GAPS and announces our meetings on their calendar. You can subscribe to get email announcements at: https://srgserv.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9cf112c8c90c3c25edfe97e56&id=de26714ef4
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