Caregiver Services & Support

Caregiver Support and Support Groups

COAAA hosts workshops and support groups to help caregivers.

Conversations About Caregiving helps connect individuals with resources and lets them share experiences in a one-on-one session with a social worker. Sessions are free of charge. Participants can call to schedule a session. Participants also receive a free Caregiver Resource Manual.

Caregiver Support Group helps family and friends of individuals with dementia. This free group meets virtually each Monday from 10 am-11:30 am on Zoom. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers VA support groups in the Columbus area.

The Central Ohio Support Group Guide provides information about support groups offered throughout the region for a variety of conditions, needs and experiences.

Trualta

Trualta is a personalized online site that offers information and training on topics that support family members caring for aging loved ones living at home. COAAA has a partnership with Trualta to connect central Ohio caregivers with the service.

Caregiver Respite and Supplemental Services

COAAA provides funding to specific county agencies to deliver caregiver respite services. Respite is short-term help to alleviate caregiver stress and includes institutional respite, traditional respite, or overnight respite.

COAAA funding gives county partners flexibility in providing supplemental caregiver services such as emergency help with purchasing medications or assisting with caregiver travel.

The Central Ohio Respite Guide offers information and resources for planned or emergency temporary relief for caregivers.

County partners for respite and supplemental services are:

Delaware SourcePoint: 740-363-6677 or 800-994-2255

Fairfield Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County: 740-681-5050 or 866-654-9830

Fayette Community Action Agency of Fayette County: 740-335-2159

Franklin Franklin County Office on Aging: 614-525-6200

Licking Licking County Aging Program: 740-345-0821 or 800-452-0097

Madison Madison County Senior Center: 740-852-3001

Pickaway Pickaway Senior Center: 740-474-8831

Union Union County Senior Services: 937-644-1010