All the difficulties faced by caregivers on a day-to-day basis can be daunting when plans, proactive measures, and precautions are not set in place to address problems when they arise.
Caregivers face many challenges of their own. These can include:
- Physical and emotional stress
- Less time for their personal and family life
- Balancing work and caregiving
- Financial hardship
- Depression and isolation
How can ADRC help?
Wyoming ADRC navigators are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.
The Wyoming Home Services (WyHS) Program
The Community Living Section of the Department of Health Aging division provides a variety of services. Their mission is:
“To increase the self-sufficiency, safety, health and wellness of Wyoming’s older adults and people with disabilities in the least restrictive environment while supporting their caregivers.”The Wyoming Home Services (WyHS) program, a program of the Community Living Section, provides services to qualified individuals at risk of premature institutionalization. These services are designed to keep people in the least restrictive environment for as long as possible.
Caregiver support groups & wellness programs
Caregivers must care for themselves in order to effectively help others. Although this is one of the most important things a caregiver can do, it is also one of the most often forgotten. Caregiver support groups and wellness programs are a great option for caregivers who wish to take control of their own health in a way that benefits both them and their care recipient.
- Wellness programs
- Support Groups
Finding care for my loved one
One of the best ways to provide relief for a caregiver is to direct them towards resources for the person they care for. There are a number of programs available in Wyoming that assist caregivers through the provision of services to care recipients.
A Break for the Caregiver: Respite care services provide caregivers with a break from caregiving. Caregivers often use this break to spend time with other family members, address their own needs, or simply take some well-deserved time off.