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Caregiver Support



“There are only four kinds of people in the world:
• Those who have been caregivers
• Those who currently are caregivers
• Those who will be caregivers,
• And those who will need caregivers”
~ Rosalynn Carter


You are a caregiver if you are a spouse, adult child, other relative or friend who helps, cares for or is concerned about an older adult or disabled person.
Because of caregiving duties you may feel stressed, frustrated, guilty or concerned about how you are going to handle future caregiving needs.
The ADRC-CW offers professional, unbiased information about support services and options that can help you—the caregiver—and the person you are caring for.


Here are some of the services we offer:

• Support Groups
These groups provide a great opportunity for caregivers and family members to share and learn from other experiencing similare frustrations and concerns. Occasionally, speakers are brought in to provide valuable information and resources. Respite care is available.
• Monthly Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group (click here for details)
• Monthly Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group (click here for details)
• To locate a Support Group in your area, contact a Caregiver Support Coordinator at 1-888-486-9545.

Powerful Tools for Caregiver classes
This six- week course is designed to provide caregivers with tools to increase self care and give them confidence in handling difficult situations, emotions, and decisions. Topics include tools to:
  • Reduce personal stress
  • Communicate feelings and needs
  • Use community services
  • Deal with emotions such as anger, guilt and depression
  • Make tough caregiving decisions

Project Lifesaver (click here for details)
In partnership with area sheriffs’ departments, we provide information and enrollment for both children and adults who are at risk of wandering due to cognitive impairment or medical condition. Please see our brochures for full details.

Marathon County
Wood County

Information and Assistance
We offer office, in-home and phone consultation about community resources and options available to you. These include respite care, financial resources and care options as well as information about ways to reduce stress and take care of you.

Caregiver Outreach Presentations
We offer community presentations on the issues relates to caregiving to raise awareness and educate the public about available resources.

National Family Caregiver and Alzheimer Family & Caregiver Support Programs
Limited financial assistance is available annually to individuals providing care to others. Call us for more information about this program and status of the funds.

Resource Library
A variety of books, brochures and DVDs are available for the public to check out. Topics range from caregiver wellness to specific health condition related information.


Additional caregiver information links:
Alzheimer's Association
Caring for the Caregiver
Family Caregiving
Park Place Adult Day Services
This Caring Home
Today's Caregiver
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