Care for Caregivers
The Office for Aging will offer two presentations that will help caregivers care for both themselves and those for whom they care.
In our February presentation, “Respite for Caregivers” we will discuss what rest and rejuvenation for caregivers really requires, how to use that time effectively and local options available to allow caregivers time to take that important break. Speakers include Office for Aging manager Lisa Schuhle who oversees its Adult Social Daycare and Caregiver programs. We offer this presentation for a number of reasons. Throughout the day we speak to over-stressed caregivers. We know respite for caregivers helps maintain the quality of care they are able to provide. And we know respite care is underutilized by caregivers. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, only five percent of caregivers actually use respite care and, when they do, it is usually in crisis. Caregivers need not wait for a crisis. Join us for “Respite for Caregivers” on Wednesday, February 20th from 2:00-3:30 at the Broome County Library, 185 Court Street in
Our March presentation will help caregivers guard against scams. Seniors are often the target of scams: while people over age 65 make up only 13 percent of the
Call Caregiver Services at 778-2411 to register for the presentations or for additional information on respite care and other services for seniors.
Posted: 2/3/2013 7:00 am