Are You a Caregiver?
The demands on a
caregiver are endless.
The physical and emotional impact can be overwhelming, especially when trying to balance the other aspects of your life. Our goal is to come beside you, so that you can focus more of your time and energy on what matters.
We provide a variety of services and resources designed to assist caregivers by both providing options of additional care for seniors to help carry some of the load and providing educational seminars and support groups for caregivers to help guide and educate them in this role.
If these services interest you, click on the name below to jump down the page and get more information.
As a caregiver, you are not alone, and you shouldn’t have to navigate the difficulties of the task as though you are. Our caregiver support is made up of a variety of programs designed to assist caregivers whether they are caring for an elderly family member or they are grandparents raising their grandchildren. We offer multiple care options for support, from creating a space of open dialogue through support groups to making arrangements so that caregivers can have a little time for themselves. Some of our support options include:
- Dementia Friendly Communities
- Dementia Caregiver Support Groups
- Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA)
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers
If you are seeking support as a caregiver, visit our caregiver support page to learn more about how we can help you.
Information and Assistance
The process of seeking help as a caregiver be overwhelming. There are so many options out there, but only some that meet your loved one’s unique needs. Our Information and Assistance department can help to narrow down this search and guide you in the right direction. We provide a variety of options so that you may find the correct guidance for any obstacle that your loved one may face.
Contact our Information & Assistance Department today to discuss your needs.
In-Home Care Management
Many find comfort in their own home, and because of this, keeping your loved one in their home, even as they age, becomes a priority. We look for ways to provide just that: the opportunity for seniors remain in their home. Our staff works diligently to assess your loved one’s need and assist wherever they can. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Identifying funding sources for services
- Providing our clients’ choices of in-home service providers in their area
- Authorizing delivery Service
- Client follow-up
- Assistance with transitioning from nursing facilities back into a residential setting
- Assistance with exploring options for care
Contact our In-Home Care Managers and Options Counselors to connect to care.
Nutrition can play an essential role in one’s overall health. It can become incredibly tedious on caregivers to research the best diet for your loved one, then proceed to prepare regular meals. LifeStream’s Nutrition programs are designed to come alongside of you to help lessen your load.
Our team not only understands the nutritional needs of a senior, but they also provide options and services to ensure that seniors have access to these healthier meals and resources. Some of these nutrition centered programs and services include:
- Senior Cafés
- Home Delivered Meals
- Farmers Market Vouchers
If you are seeking better nutrition options for your loved one, visit our nutrition page today and learn more about our services.
A huge barrier that many caregivers face is the challenge of encouraging their loved one to focus more on overall wellness, whether that is managing their medication or pursuing a more active lifestyle. LifeStream recognizes the difficulty of this and works diligently to help provide safe options and resources focused on encouraging your loved one to be more active and health conscious. Some of our wellness programs include:
- Active Living Every Day
- Home Meds
- A Matter of Balance
- WISE (Wellness Initiative for Senior Education)
- Healthy Eating Every Day
If you are seeking wellness options for your loved one, visit our nutrition page today and learn more about our services.
We understand the difficulty of caring for a loved one with dementia, and we also understand that much of this difficulty stems from culture’s perception of the illness. Dementia Friends Indiana is an outreach to combat just this. Its aim is to educate communities about dementia, break down the stigma of the disease, and implement practical changes to make life easier for both those trying to navigate the disease, and their loved ones.
Many caregivers have firsthand experience with this disease, and therefore, have the expertise to help drive this difference.
Learn more about Dementia Friends and how to join the program:
Our events provide a form of escape for many of our caregivers, and can also provide educational value for them in their roles. We put on a variety of events throughout the year, both virtually and in-person so that anyone who wants to participate can have the opportunity to do so, no matter what restrictions they may face in their responsibilities. Some of our relevant events include, but are not limited to:
- November Caregiver Celebration
- Aging Well Conference
- Virtual Information Sessions
If you are interested in learning more about our events, you can visit our events page to read about what we have coming up and how to participate.
Whether you are new to the role of caregiving, or you have been doing it for years, the responsibilities are always changing, and this can get overwhelming. LifeStream offers a variety of information and services as well as referrals to other resources, so that you can have access to any information or assistance that you may need to help you in the role. Some of these resources include, but are not limited to:
- Online-related resources
- Community links in East Central Indiana
- Legislatures and Congressmen
- Profile Reports
If you are seeking a resource or information relevant to your loved ones care, visit our resource page today.