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Aging and Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Caregiver Support

The Area Agency on Aging sponsors services to support caregivers of frail older adults who need services to maintain independent living.

Contact:  913-715-8861 or 1-888-214-4404  toll free  or   E-Mail an Information Specialist

Caregiver Services

  • Caregiver Assessment –a free in-home meeting to review the caregiving situation, determine needs, support the caregiving role and develop a plan of services.
     
  • Caregiver Counseling – identification of caregiving concerns and approaches to resolving those concerns.
     
  • In-Home services - such as attendant care or bath aide, housekeeping and chore service, or weekly medication management for the older adult who is the focus of caregiving.
     
  • Respite Care – temporary relief of caregiving responsibilities for primary caregivers...usually for four hours once a week.

    Some Family Caregiver Support Initiative services are provided free-of-charge. Other services are available on a sliding scale or donation basis.

The Caregiver Assistance News

Request your free monthly newsletter for caregivers. 913-715-8860

Or read the current issue online: July 2021August 2021

Trualta E-Learning and Print Resources for Caregivers

In 2021,  the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging is offering a personalized innovative eLearning program for family caregivers of loved ones with dementia – part of a national program created by Trualta. They offer skill-based training delivered through an online learning system built specifically for the family caregiver audience. Caregivers can also receive printed booklets to accompany the online information.

Topics include:

  • Personal care (e.g., tips for showering, toileting)
  • Dementia care (managing difficult situations like wandering, agitation, apathy)
  • Safety and injury prevention (identifying fall risks, safely moving and transferring)
  • Caregiver wellness (e.g., balancing work and caregiving)
  • Insights from dementia expert Teepa Snow

To participate call 913-715-8861.

Caregiver Booklets and Brochures

Request materials... 913-715-8861

  • Caring for an Older Adult
  • Caring for a Person with Memory Loss
  • Successful Respite Solutions
  • Getting Friends and Family Members to Help
  • 50 Ways to Support a Caregiver
  • Balancing Caregiving Family and Work
  • Creating a Safe Environment
  • Long Distance Caregiving
  • Making Communication Easier

Healthy Aging Brochures:

  • Healthy Aging
  • Healthy Eating and Older Adults
  • Improving Balance and Strength
  • Maximizing Memory
  • Physical Activity and Older Adults
  • Preventing Falls