Family Caregivers

Mature daughter and motherNEW: Read this November 2014 article in the Oregonian that details the Family Caregiver Conference and provides helpful tips for caregivers as presented by the expert speaker.

This program serves:
  • Unpaid family caregivers who are caring for someone over the age of 60 or an adult of any age with Alzheimer's or other dementia. 
  • Grandparents/relatives ages 55 and older who are caring for a child under the age of 18. 

Resources available through this program include:

  • Paid respite services
  • Medical equipment to make caregiving safer and easier
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Support groups
  • Free basic caregiver training
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes, which teach self-care

Who does the Family Caregiver Support Program serve?

Do you:

  • Take Dad to his medical appointments?
  • Sort your Mom's mail and help her pay bills?
  • Help your spouse get dressed and move around the house?
  • Check in regularly on a loved one?

Then you are a family caregiver. There is assistance to help you cope with the challenges and meet the needs of family caregiving. 

For more information, call 1-855-ORE-ADRC (673-2372).