Family Caregiver Support in Central Arkansas
We understand that you want the very best for your aging loved one, but managing his or her care and navigating the labyrinth of available resources, while still managing your own life, isn’t easy. Remember, you cannot care for others if you neglect to care for yourself. Overwork can lead to depression and fatigue, which can affect your life as well as the quality of care you’re giving to your loved one.
That’s why we developed several programs to help connect you with the resources and services you need to make your caregiving duties more manageable and to help ease the stress of caregiving.
Family Caregiver Support Groups
Various community support groups for caregivers are offered at no cost and can offer support for you while you care for your elderly or disabled loved one. CareLink can help you identify support groups, connect you with resources, and aid in building your personalized support plan.
Family Caregiver Grant Program
We also offer a family caregiver support grant which is administered by Alzheimer’s Arkansas. These grants provide financial support to procure temporary respite for family caregivers.
Who is Eligible to Receive Family Caregiver Support?
The only eligibility requirement is that the person receiving the care must be at least 60 years old, live within CareLink’s service area and have a chronic illness. There are no income restrictions on applicants for these grants.
What You Need To Know
You may be considered a family caregiver if you help a family member with any of the following activities:
- Preparing meals
- Medication reminders
- Medical appointments
- Managing finances
- Getting dressed
- Managing a chronic condition such as diabetes or dementia
How to Find Family Caregiver Support in Central Arkansas
If you or your loved one are interested in family caregiver support in Central Arkansas, reach out to CareLink’s Information and Assistance department.