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Family Care givers

Family Caregiver Support


As part of the National Family Caregiver Support Program, under the Older Americans Act, the Riverside County Office on Aging provides support to family caregivers who are caring for or helping an older relative and can assist in coordinating services to help family members maintain their caregiving roles. The National Family Caregiver Support Program identifies gaps in services and provides Riverside County Office on Aging with a foundation to develop programs, in collaboration with other agencies, to help family caregivers cope with the many demands of caring for relatives. There are no income requirements to participate in the program.

Call 951-867-3800 for more information and to sign up.


 

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Family Caregiver Programs Overview



Care pathwayCare Pathways

A free educational and supportive 11 week workshop series is available for family caregivers to learn about different topics related to caregiving such as: Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Caregiver Burnout, Legal Issues Related to Caregiving, Communication, and other relevant topics. Workshops are offered throughout the County of Riverside to individuals caring for a family member 60 years or older. Respite care can be arranged for the care recipient (dependent on funding). Caregiver must register for the workshop before attending. Workshops are also offered in Spanish. To have a Riverside County Office on Aging representative contact you with more information, please call 800-510-2020 or complete the contact form found at the bottom of this webpage.

Caregiver SupportBalancing Work and Elder Care

Throughout the Care Pathways workshop series, we discuss different topics pertinent to the family caregiving and balancing other responsibilities. You do not have to be the primary caregiver to benefit from the information, support and resources.  Workshops are held in convenient locations throughout Riverside County in the evening.

Caregiver SupportS.T.A.R. Support, Training, and Retention

Educational workshops specifically for IHSS/Public Authority providers to enhance their understanding of the senior population and provide information, skills training and support.

Caregiver SupportSupport Groups

Monthly support groups are offered throughout Riverside County at different times and different locations. In these groups, caregivers get an opportunity to meet others in similar situations and help support one another with the assistance of a trained facilitator. To find out about a support group close to you, click here.

Caregiver SupportCase Management

Information, support and coaching services are delivered by telephone and compliment the Care Consultation program. If a need is identified, caregivers may request an in-home assessment from a social worker who assists in developing a care plan and connecting families to community resources, while providing support and coaching. Regular monitoring and the connection developed with the social work staff, helps ensure the care plan goals can be met.

Caregiver SupportGrandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program provides emotional and practical support as you face the challenges of parenting again. This support is provided by a team of caring professionals who will help you find the tools to be successful. As part of the GRG program, we offer support groups which provide an opportunity to socialize, share information, learn new skills, and receive peer support. For those families facing complex issues, the GRG program provides person-centered support to grandparents. Our trained staff will help you access community services and advocate with you as needed.

 

 





 

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