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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Caregiver Consultant

Wilder Community Center for Aging

650 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, MN, 55104-7257

Distance: 965 Miles

(651) 280-2273

Website

https://www.wilder.org/what-we-offer/healthy-aging-caregiving-services/individual-caregiver-supports

Service Details

Description

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.


Additional Information

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.


Features

  • Payment
    • Elderly Waiver (EW) 
    • Private pay 
    • Sliding fee scale 

Eligibility

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.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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).


Application Instructions

Call (651) 280-CARE or (651) 280-2273


Fees

Sliding fee scale based on income


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Sliding fee scale, waivered services and private pay options


Business Hours

6:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

East Metro
Family Memory Care service offered in Anoka, Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 280-2500
Alternate (651) 280-2273
FAX (651) 224-6906

Last Update

1/27/2020

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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