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照護者服務和阿茲海默症支援

Office for the Aging(老年人服務辦公室)的Caregiver’s Resource Center(照護者資源中心)和 Alzheimer’s Support Unit(阿茲海默症支援小組)旨在幫助照護者為老年人和身心障礙人士提供優質護理,同時維護他們自己和家人的生活品質。

請參閱當地、州和全國對於照護者的COVID-19資源清單

照護者資源中心的服務包括:

資訊、轉介和諮詢
在確定您的需求、轉介以滿足這些需求以及如何應對照護壓力方面提供個人協助。瞭解更多關於我們的照護者資源中心的資訊 -- 歡迎隨時前來或訪問我們的網頁。 


支持團體
照護者支持團體 

This group meets every other week on Tuesdays from 1 pm-2 pm.  Participants are welcome to join in person at the Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr/State Street, Ithaca, or via zoom.  Call 607-274-5486 with questions or to register.

根據需要轉介給其他當地支持團體。

通訊刊物
致電(607)274-5486加入我們的郵寄清單,開始接收免費訂閱《In Support of Caregivers》,這是一份季度通訊刊物,內容包含家庭照護者感興趣的文章和公告。照護者資源中心也為社區成員和專業人士維護一個資源和借閱圖書館。要查看最近幾期的《In Support of Caregivers》,請點擊此處


講習班和課程
定期提供有關照護的講習班。有關日期和地點的資訊,請致電(607)274-5486。講習班主题包括:

  • 照護者課程的強大工具
  • 關愛自己
  • 溝通技巧
  • 社區資源
  • 失智
  • 憂鬱症和老化
  • 照顧年邁父母概述
  • 老化的醫療問題
  • 老化的心理層面

阿茲海默症支援小組
照護者資源中心為照料疾病各個階段的阿茲海默症或其他類型的失智患者的照護者提供資訊和支援。除了有關失智症照護的書籍和影片外,借閱圖書館還提供有關照護者所關心的各種問題的文章和小冊子。定期安排失智症照護培訓。除了支持團體和與工作人員提供的諮詢外,還提供失智患者的前照護者的電話支援。 


透過 Project CARE 為照護者提供喘息和支援
老年人辦公室的 Project CARE 是一項為家庭照護者提供居家支援以及為虛弱、居家老年人提供直接幫助的計劃。Project CARE 的志工以多種方式提供協助,幫助從事以下一項或多項活動:

  • 友善探訪
  • 跑腿
  • 買菜
  • 簡易家務
  • 簡單的庭院工作
  • 照護者喘息機會

志工可以與體弱的老年人待在一起,以便照護者可以散步、外出辦事或只是讀一本書!此外,Project CARE 有時能夠支付透過地區家庭照護機構提供的每週喘息服務。也可能提供小額補助金用於短期(臨時)喘息 - 以幫助資助替代照護,使壓力很大的家庭照護者可以休息幾天。這些補助金旨在提供給那些以其他方式難以負擔喘息照護(無論是在家中還是在機構中的喘息居住)費用的照護者。


紐約州高齡化辦公室 (NYSOFA)全州夥伴關係
NYSOFA 已經參與了兩個新的夥伴關係,為照護者提供重要資源。

 


TCARE Screen

Do you provide unpaid care to a family member, friend, or neighbor who has an illness, disability, memory loss, injury, or special need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are a caregiver! Are you feeling overwhelmed, constantly worried, tired, sad, easily irritated, and/or extremely stressed? You are not alone and there is support available. If you would like to learn more about resources, tools, and supports available for caregivers, please answer the following questions to get connected to the right starting place.

  1. Are you over the age of 18 and caring for an older adult (age 60+)?
  2. Are you over the age of 18 caring for an individual (any age) with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, chronic traumatic encephalopathy)?
  3. Are you over the age of 55 and living with and caring for a child (not biological) under the age of 18?
  4. Are you over the age of 55 and living with and caring for an adult (can be a biological child) aged 18-59 with a disability?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you are eligible for the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP). If you would like to learn more about how this program can assist you, please take this short screen for an initial assessment of your wellbeing, and our Caregiver Coordinator will reach out to discuss the results. The evidence-based screener asks you to reflect on your experiences and respond to a series of statements based on identified rating scales in each section. This screener is used to help you and the Caregiver Coordinator better understand your situation and define an individualized plan to meet your unique caregiving needs.

If you answered no to all the questions above, or you are not interested in taking the evidence-based screen there is still help available:

  • Any Care Counts - New York (ACC-NY) Campaign recognizes and supports the millions of unpaid caregivers across the state. Through ACC-NY you can discover your caregiver intensity score by taking the ARCHANGELS Caregiver Intensity Index (CII). It takes just 2 minutes to complete. You will find out whether you are "in the red", "yellow", or "green", and be connected to trusted resources.
  • Visit the NY Connects Resource Directory. NY Connects links individuals of all ages and their caregivers to long term care services and supports and provides one stop access to free, objective, comprehensive information and assistance.
  • If you would prefer to speak to someone in person to discuss resources, please call our office at 607-274-5482.