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.
The Family Caregiver Support Program can assist caregivers who:
- Have a child or adult child with developmental disabilities.
- Are caring for a disabled spouse or partner.
- Are grandparents 55+ years (or other similar custodian relationship) raising grandchildren or adult children with disabilities.
- Those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia at any age.
- Are caring for someone 60+ years of age.
Clackamas County offers EAP eligible employees, retirees and their immediate family members, these services:
- Six (6) sessions of personal advocacy, individual information and referral services, including listings of local support groups.
Other classes may be offered throughout the year on a variety of topics, such as:
- Introduction & Overview of the Aging Process.
- Mental Health Issues, Dementia & Depression.
- Working with Dementia Behaviors.
- Navigating Community Resources.
- Financial Planning for Older Adults.
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers.
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.
- Administration on Aging
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association
- Arthritis Foundation
- Caring Connection (Hospice)
- Elder Web
- Elders in Action
- Medic Alert Foundation
- Medicare Services
- National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
- National Osteoporosis Foundation
- National Parkinson’s Association
- CDC - Special Needs Children
- Child Disability Resources - Federal Government
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.