Do you pick up groceries for your parents, or an elderly neighbor?
Do you take them to the doctor?
If you provide assistance to someone else who needs help at home, then you are a caregiver.
Our staff provide free caregiver advice, education and support for those helping aging parents. If your loved one needs help at home, our staff can advise on hiring, financial help, and senior housing.
Call our caregiver advocate line at 1-866-750-CARE, or check out our highlight resources below:
Request additional caregiver information for you or a loved one HERE.
Our Caregiver Program Provides:
Information and Assistance:
Whether your aging parents need help at home, or you are looking for financial help, our staff help address the needs and concerns of caregivers and their families.
Help for caregivers is available via telephone or in-home consultation. A professional can provide one-on-one help to caregivers with difficult needs.
Education and Training:
Caregiver workshops are available in Columbus and central Ohio, free of charge. Please call to find out if trainings are currently scheduled in your county or to make arrangements for caregiver workshops to your county. Partners may offer other types of training and education sessions as well.
Caregiver Respite Services:
Short-term help to alleviate caregiver stress are also available. Caregiver help that encompasses services such as institutional respite, traditional respite, or overnight respite can be accessed through the county partners.
These caregiver services allow flexibility to partners to meet diverse caregiver needs. Emergency help with purchasing medications, or assisting with caregiver travel are some examples.
Caregiver stress affects both emotional and mental health. Call and speak with our caregiver advocates, even if you aren't sure where to begin. Help for caregivers is available. Register for one of our caregiving classes to learn about how to help your aging parents while taking care of yourself. Join a caregivver support group, or decide to do something healthy for yourself.
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ADDITIONAL COAAA LINKS:
Title III Funding for Older Adults
Request information via website
Starting 2013! No Cost To Attend!
Receive a Free Resource Manual!
3rd Wednesday of each month; Choose 12:00-1:00pm or 5:30-7:00pm
- May 16
- June 19
- July 17
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The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
174 E. Long St., Columbus, OH
Attendance is free but registration is necessary. Call 614-645-7250 or
1-800-589-7277 to register.
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Led by trained COAAA staff - come to share experiences, discover resources, and ask questions!
A FREE central Ohio caregiver resource guide will be available to all who attend.