Family caregivers that have strong support help those they care for stay in their homes longer and improve their quality of life. Family caregivers can be caring for an older relative, a spouse or partner, a child, a grandchild or some other relative. Also, a family caregiver could be caring for someone who is not a relative, but the relationship is such it feels like family.
A caregiver’s age can range from young adulthood to old age and the age of the person being cared for can be from birth to old age. Caregivers themselves, face many challenges of their own. These can include:
Caregiver programs concentrate on the caregiver so that they feel supported, understand their options, and have access to services about how to take care of themselves as well as the person (or persons) they care for:
Washington’s Community Living Connections staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.
Are you concerned about Memory Loss for Yourself or Someone Else?
Answer 5 Short Questions in this Family Questionnaire