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DARTS

Caregiver Consultant

1645 Marthaler Ln, West St. Paul, MN, 55118-3517

Distance: 966 Miles

(651) 455-1560

Website

https://dartsconnects.org/caregiving

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

Provides information and support to caregivers through:
* Coaching,
* Respite care
* Education
* Support groups
* Service coordination
* Resource information on specific caregiving situations:
- Long-distance caregiving
- Coping with dementia related behaviors
- Learning how to give yourself a break
- Caring for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBT) elders


Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, services are changing rapidly.
You can also visit helpolderadultsmn.org to search for changes to your services.
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Features

  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Payment
    • Alternative Care Waiver (AC) 
    • Elderly Waiver (EW) 
    • Sliding fee scale 
    • Title III 

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.


Fees

Sliding fee scale based on income


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Dakota County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 455-1560
FAX (651) 234-2280

Last Update

6/8/2020

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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