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Family Caregiver Support Program

Caregivers Services offers tools for employees, offering extra support in the challenging role of caregiver.

Why services for caregivers?

In the latest estimates, nearly 60% of caregivers work at least part-time.

The Family Caregiver Support Program is for the working caregiver to provide extra support in their dual and at times challenging role as an employee and a caregiver.

Research has shown that caregivers often experience substantial stresses and are at a greater risk for health problems than the non-caregiver population. Studies have shown that prolonged caregiving can adversely affect one’s physical or psychological health, current and future earning capability, and the ability to meet personal needs.

The National Caregiving Alliance and AARP study found that 49% of caregivers reported depression, and 50% reported that stress has affected their own health.

Many caregivers report concerns about the stress they experience while caring for a loved one with special needs and working full-time.

Caregivers services

The Family Caregiver Support Program can assist caregivers who:

Clackamas County offers EAP eligible employees, retirees and their immediate family members, these services:

Other classes may be offered throughout the year on a variety of topics, such as:

For more information about these services, call 503-650-5724.

Caregivers Services is not a counseling program. For EAP counseling, call the Employee Assistance Program provider at 1-877-851-1631.

Additional resources

There are at least 60,000 caregivers in Clackamas County. No one has to face caregiving challenges alone. Remember, it is a sign of strength to ask for help. Call 503-650-5724.

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