Caregiving

Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program provides a network of support for caregivers. Caregivers play a vital role in helping older adults maintain their health and independence.The program supports family caregivers by providing information, assistance, and services to help them care for not only their loved ones, but also themselves. If you are an unpaid caregiver of someone 60 years of age or older you may qualify for the Family Caregiver Support Program.

JAAA funds and works with a variety of organizations to provide these and other services on our community.

Contact the Caregiver Specialist at 785-235-1367 or 1-800-798-1366 for more information.

The following caregiver services are available:

Caregiver Information Assistance
One-on-one, Phone or in person consultation to answer questions about caregiver services available and provide information and options about other services or community programs that are available. For resources and brochures Click Here
Working Caregiver Programs
Offers support to employed persons by connecting them to support groups, respite care, in-home care, and referrals to community resources for the caregiver and the care recipient; the JAAA caregiver Specialist is able to offer a confidential assessment of the caregivers needs and help identify resources to meet those needs.
Respite for Caregivers
Respite for Caregivers -Caregivers are provided temporary relief from caregiving duties whether through personal care and homemaker services or respite. Services can be tailored to meet the needs of the caregiver.

Caregiver Counseling and Support Groups

1st Wednesday of Month–1:00pm  Baldwin Methodist Church 708 Grove, Baldwin City KS

2nd Monday of Month–3:30p-4:30p  Topeka Shawnee County Public Library  1515 SW 10th Topeka  KS

3rd Friday of Month–12:00n-1:00p  Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging  2910 SW Topeka Blvd  Topeka KS

Caregiver Counseling and Support Groups
When the issue of caregiving becomes overwhelming, meeting with a professional counselor can provide insight on how to better cope with caregiving role; support groups offer a chance to talk with others and who have or are dealing with some of the same struggles.

For additional tips to make caregiving easier  –   Read More

Caregiver Support Groups
We have several in each county. These groups are an opportunity for you to share your frustrations and questions with other caregivers. Please see our calendar of events for one near you. If you don’t see one that is convenient for you please call us and we can add another one to our calendar.

You can also join our Caregiver Forum on Facebook –   Visit JAAA Caregiver Forum

Finding Solutions That Work For You
JAAA can help you determine the kinds of assistance you and your care receiver need.

Call 785-235-1367 or 1-800-798-1366 or e-mail info@jhawkaaa.com