Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Wilder Community Center for Aging
650 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, MN, 55104-7257
Distance: 965 Miles
The Caregiver Consultant service is part of the Minnesota Board on Aging's Live Well at Home program. The consultants are trained professionals who provide family caregivers with useful information, skills and tools, as well as help with problem-solving. The consultant's role includes developing strategies for the caregiver to achieve a balanced lifestyle that allows for both providing care and maintaining their own health.
Caregiver consultants are available to:
* Unpaid family, partners and friends who provide care to an older adult (60 years or older)
* Unpaid family, partners and friends who provide on-going care to younger persons with dementia
* Persons age 55 or older who live with and care for a grandchild, other relative's child, or an adult child with a disability
Caregiver Consultants may provide:
* Education on caregiving skills
* Advice on how to take care of yourself and deal with stress
* Information on diseases, such as Alzheimer's or dementia
* Help with managing family relationships
* Training on skills such as assertiveness and communication
* Support with getting other family members and friends to assist
* Conducting family meetings
Consultants will help identify the caregiver's strengths and needs. They help develop a personalized caregiving plan with goals. They offer problem-solving, coaching, and ongoing support to help the caregiver reach their goals.
Wilder's Caregiver Services social workers provide comprehensive support tailored to your unique situation. Services are available in-person, via phone and through email support.
Services include advice and support for:
* Understanding risk factors
* Challenges related to role identity as a caregiver
* Expectations of caregiving
* Family dynamics
* Disease management
* Difficult behaviors
* Communication with health care providers
* Navigating healthcare options
* Building a support system
* Legal and financial issues
Through Wilder's Caregiver Services program informal, unpaid family caregivers can access education, information, support and referral to community resources.
They offer consultation, coaching, tailored assessments, goal setting and ongoing support to help caregivers achieve better health and well-being.
Caregiver Services offers family meeting facilitation to help families with eldercare issues.
* These meetings help family members evaluate current situations, identify needs, clarify roles, develop informal and formal support networks, access resources, and resolve conflict.
* A goal of these meetings is to develop a realistic plan to support the older adult and caregivers.
- Elderly Waiver (EW)
- Private pay
- Sliding fee scale
Unpaid caregivers (such as a spouse, adult child, other relative, partner or friend) who are caring for an older adult (60 years or older ), or for an individual with dementia (such as Alzheimer's Disease). Also eligible are people (age 55 or older) who live with and care for a grandchild, a relative's child or an adult child with a disability.
Free or reduced cost services are available to informal caregivers who are family and friend caregivers who are providing unpaid caregiving for an older adult (60 years old or older).
Call (651) 280-CARE or (651) 280-2273
Sliding fee scale based on income
Sliding fee scale, waivered services and private pay options
6:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday
Family Memory Care service offered in Anoka, Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PH-0780Caregiver Consultation and Support Definition
Programs that provide information, guidance and assistance that supports the ability of family members and other informal caregivers to make decisions and solve problems relating to their caregiving role. The service helps the caregiver find practical solutions to concerns about the health and wellbeing of the care recipient; and may be provided via an advice line or an online chat service as well as in in-person settings.
PH-0800Caregiver Training Definition
Programs that provide training for family members and other informal caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself. The focus of the training is on building the skills and capacity of the caregiver to manage their caregiving role. Some programs include a caregiver assessment, development of an individualized plan that focuses on the caregiver, setting goals and establishing a routine for ongoing support for the caregiver.
RP-1400.8000-145Caregiver Counseling Definition
Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in individual and/or group settings for family members, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a serious illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care, and are feeling overwhelmed by their responsibilities and the effect that their caregiving role has had on their lives.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.