When is it time to reach out?
If you find yourself asking that question, it’s probably time to explore services and find support for you in your caregiving role. Contact us if you are feeling alone in your role, overwhelmed by the number of tasks and responsibilities in a day, feeling depressed or lacking motivation, missing work, experiencing guilt, frustration or anger with your loved one.
When you call Alternatives, you will speak with one of our Case Associates who will take your information and assign you to one of our Care Coordinators. Your Coordinator will contact you to discuss how they can be of service to you.
The primary mission of Alternatives is to keep individuals in their homes in the community as long as they are able to be there safely. Informal caregivers (friends, family and caring others) provide the majority of support and services to these individuals. You are the most important part of our agency, and we will work to support you in your role for as long as you and your loved one are in need of our services.
Thank you again for your interest in our Caregiver Support Program. Please contact us if you have further questions about the program or Alternatives as a whole. We are honored to serve you.
Erin Hanna, Associate Program Director
Caregiver Support Program
We offer support for anyone caring for a senior, an individual with a diagnosis of dementia, and for grandparents raising grandchildren. We currently offer supportive counseling, resource information and linkage, and access to available grant funding for respite and supplemental needs.
How do I know when to ask for help?
- When you are feeling overwhelmed.
- When you feel alone.
- If you are missing work.
- When you are feeling guilt, anger or frustration.
- If you are losing your temper due to your loved ones’ behaviors. (i.e. violence, arguing, lack of sleep, repeating themselves)
What Happens When I Call?
You will talk to a Case Associate who will take your information and assign you to a Care Coordinator in your area. Your Coordinator will then call you and set up an appointment to further discuss your situation, complete an assessment as needed, and provide you with information on caregiver support programs and services in your area.