Who live in Orange County or who are trying to provide care and support from long distances to a loved one who lives in Orange County. Most family members take on the role of caregiving with little preparation and usually no prior experience...
... a caregiver may not have a specific question but want someone to talk to
... a caregiver may want an overview of what to expect when a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease or a terminal illness
... a family member may be puzzled by changes in behavior and mood and cannot identify a cause
Whatever the reason, we encourage caregivers to talk to a professional about the specifics of their caregiving situation rather than conduct an exhaustive search on the Internet. Such a conversation can lead to problem solving and pro-active measures that suit each individual set of circumstances.
It also establishes a relationship with a professional that can evolve as the caregiving experience unfolds. The sooner you call, the sooner you'll feel comfortable in the role of caregiver.
Links to help you feel comfortable in the role of caregiver
Aging Information & Consultations
- (919) 968-2087 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For Orange County information and assistance. Talk to a professional in confidence about your situation. Trained staff at this phone line are with Orange County NC Department on Aging.
- Care Management Plan (919) 968-2087
An extensive listing of local services and resources for seniors and their families
Getting & paying for the care you want COMING (pdf)
Respite (Care for your loved one while you take a break)
Safety assessments of seniors in their homes
Do you have questions about Medicare plans or long-term care insurance? Would you like assistance sorting your Medicare or health insurance bills? Trained SHIIP volunteers help fellow senior citizens in their community with questions.
Skill building to handle difficult behaviors
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NC Division of Aging and Adult Services www.ncdhhs.gov/olderadults/index.htm
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