Be Well: Caregiving Resources
The Cleveland-based Benjamin Rose institute on Aging provides a one-stop shop for caregiving resources in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) is a private non-profit corporation, organized and designated by the State of Ohio to be the planning, coordinating and administrative agency for federal and state aging programs in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties. It is one of twelve Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in the state organized together with local service provider organizations and the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) to form the state's public aging services network. Their website is a good starting point for exploring caregiving options in Northeast Ohio.
The AARP maintains a robust online Caregiving Resource Center.
Here is a guide to home and community-based services put forth by the Ohio Department of Aging.
Here is a consumer guide to long-term care put forth by the Ohio Department of Aging.
Here is a guide put forth by the Cleveland Clinic which sheds light on the roles of both the Patient and Caregiver.
PBS’s Caring for Your Parents website contains a wealth of online resources for people caring for aging parents, other relations, or friends. The site is also valuable for those who expect to become caregivers—or are planning for their own future as they age.
Here is a list of resources put together specifically for caregivers by Northeast Ohio Medical University.
The Malachi House is a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization that provides caregiving services for terminally ill people who do not have the funds to support a caregiving plan.
This article shares some tips for caregiver on finding respite care.
Here is a list of regional support groups put together by Caregiver.com. Support groups offered range from “The caregiver’s guide to cracking up” to “Parenting your parents.”
The McGregor PACE program provides assistance to people in Cuyahoga County who would like to remain in their own homes rather than move into a nursing care facility. Visit their website to learn about more about this program.
The Jewish Family Services Association provides mental health, intellectual and developmental disability, domestic violence, emergency shelter, older adult, home care, and college financial aid services to those who need it.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides several support and enrichment programs to those living with a memory or thinking disorder and their families.
The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation strives to empower those affected by dementia and mental illness through art care and community outreach.
The following article by The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) explains the trials of FTD on patients and their families.
Eliza Jennings in Lakewood has introduced SAIDO Learning, a program aimed at reducing cognitive decline and restoring memory.
Planning for retirement is a necessity nowadays, especially for those in the baby boomer generation. This article will give you facts, tips, and resources regarding how to be prepared for retirement.
The following article by The Alzheimer’s Association is very informative on Alzheimer’s and dementia related illnesses.
This article by Nari Rhee takes a look at workplace retirement plan coverage and examines the readiness of working-age households.
This study, conducted by Evercare, is about family caregivers and the issues they face, including the financial burden of caregiving.
Here is a copy of the U.S. Senate’s 2013 report to Congress from the Commission on Long-term Care. It calls for a well-coordinated and high-quality system for long term care for the elderly and people with cognitive limitations.
This article gives several statistics regarding the "sandwich generation" - people that are caregivers, raising kids, and planning for their own retirement. It highlights U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s hearing with the U.S. Senate Aging Committee.
This analysis focuses on people who are 18 and older providing care to someone age 50 years or older. The article examines what certain caregivers do for a living and how caregiving affects their daily lives.