This November we recognize National Family Caregivers Month and the 44 million Americans who provide support for family members as they age or manage a disability. AgeWell Cincinnati can provide caregivers with the support they need, in addition to solutions for their loved ones.
If you have someone in your life who depends on you for any level of care, you are a caregiver. Whether you organize paperwork and pay bills, make a weekly phone call to check in, or provide 24-hour hands-on care, in one way or another, you are supporting a loved one. That takes time, dedication, and compassion.
This November we recognize National Family Caregivers Month and the 44 million Americans who provide support for family members as they age or manage a disability. You may not have asked to be a caregiver, but if you are among those 44 million, you have real responsibilities and commitments. Running away from the situation is not an option, especially if you are taking care of a parent or loved one. Lives are at stake. Someone is depending on you to make the right decisions and gather the support needed to live well and thrive.
The truth is, being a caregiver can be overwhelming. It can take a toll on your physical and emotional wellbeing. You are not alone in sometimes thinking it is too much to handle. Many caregivers I have talked to say they don’t know where to start and they don’t know what to do. Caregivers in our community can start by calling AgeWell Cincinnati. We are here for you.
With one call, you will have access to credentialed resource experts, who will connect you to the resources you need. Between our partner organizations, we offer more than 60 programs and services geared toward helping older adults and their caregivers live healthy and enjoyable lives. To name a few, Jewish Family Service offers Care Management and Counseling, which assists caregivers and family members in managing complex health and emotional conditions; Cedar Village provides a Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group; and the Mayerson JCC offers an Adult Children of Aging Parents Support Group in which participants discuss the challenges associated with caring for aging parents and provide each other feedback and support for those in similar situations.
“The truth is, being a caregiver can be overwhelming. It can take a toll on your physical and emotional wellbeing. You are not alone in sometimes thinking it is too much to handle.” –June Ridgway
Through AgeWell Cincinnati’s providers, you can also access respite care, educational programs on care issues, interventions regarding crises or family dynamics, support during grief and loss, care coordination, and personal support and counseling. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more local resources for caregivers in Jewish Cincinnati that will not only provide you with ease of mind, but will ensure your loved one is receiving the care they deserve.
If you are a caregiver, AgeWell Cincinnati can help find solutions both for you, as a caregiver, and for your family members or loved ones. Give AgeWell Cincinnati a call at (513) 766-3333 and take some time during this National Family Caregivers Month to care for yourself, as someone who cares for others.