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Posted on: July 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Support and Respite Options for Dementia Caregivers

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The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of St. Croix County has openings in two of their programs that provide support for caregivers of individuals living with dementia. The ADRC’s DayAway Adult Day Social Respite and Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Programs are designed to help Caregivers in their caregiving journey.  

The DayAway program is for individuals aged 60 and over who are frail or those who have cognitive issues related to dementia at any age. This program gives caregivers time to care for themselves while providing a structured environment and peer interaction to those in their care. This program is free for St. Croix County residents. These respite services are available in Hudson on Mondays and Thursdays and in New Richmond on Tuesdays.

The Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program was created to enhance the lives of caregivers while providing in-home care for people living with dementia. This is a grant-based program with funding available to those who qualify. Funding through this program can provide for in-home respite, incontinence supplies, emergency response systems, and other allowable services that help caregivers. 

Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming. Many people do not identify themselves as caregivers, which can lead to a delay in reaching out for help. Caregivers are relatives or friends who provide a wide range of support to spouses, parents, siblings, relatives, friends, and neighbors. This can include helping with anything from housekeeping, shopping, or transportation to direct hands-on assistance with personal cares.  

More Information

Contact the ADRC for more information and to see if you or someone you know qualifies for these programs.

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AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER OF ST. CROIX COUNTY – empowers and supports older adults, people who have a disability and their families by serving as a central source of information, assistance, support, and access to community resources.

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